Our diabetic clinics are held at the surgery weekly and are run by our doctors. New diabetics are seen by our Diabetic Nurse who will discuss how to manage diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Referral to the eye screening service is arranged at this initial assessment.
Once management of diabetes is stable we invite diabetic patients for an annual review and arrange a further blood test at six months to monitor control.
If patients have both diabetes and heart disease they will be invited to a joint clinic run by one of the doctors for an annual review.
Management of diabetes depends on the severity of symptoms and presence of complications and other medical conditions.
If you are concerned that you may be at risk of developing diabetes and have no other medical problems then you may want to attend one of our NHS health checks.