There are a number of services that can help you when it comes to looking after yourself if you have diabetes.
The majority of people with diabetes are looked after by the Practice diabetes team.
We like to see all people with diabetes twice a year, once during their annual health check and usually again 6 months later.
You will receive an invite for both the annual health check and normally a 6 month review. Both of the appointments will be with a nurse and you will need to have a blood test before each appointment.
There are times when you will need to be seen more often than twice a year, for example after you are first diagnosed or if problems are detected during one of the routine reviews. We arrange these additional reviews as needed and may be a nurse or one of the Doctors.
The Practice team
The Practice Nurse and your GP will usually provide this service with assistance from other health care professionals.
Please check with your Practice for clinic times.
If there is a particular problem identified with your diabetes care that we cannot help you within the practice, then we will refer you to a specialist service.
Type 2 Diabetes – Know your Risk
Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today.
Before you start, grab a tape measure and scales…
Below are the sick day rules for patients with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Please familiarise yourself with these and keep them in the medicine cupboard or on the fridge so you can grab them if you do become unwell and follow the steps.
You can also speak to your diabetes nurse at your next review to check if there are some medication that you should stop if you are unwell.
Below is the link to Diabetes UK page about illness and diabetes: