Diabetes Information

Our goal is to help you to manage your condition well and to minimise the impact of the condition on your long-term health . 
 
Diabetes is not just about sugar. More and more people are taking the lead in controlling their diabetes by improving their overall health and wellbeing.
 
These include taking more exercise, having a healthier and low-carbohydrate diet, achieving a healthy weight, stopping smoking and drinking less alcohol and, where needed, taking medication consistently.
 
Above all, being as informed as possible, often sharing experiences with others and building healthy daily routines makes the biggest difference.
 
Diabetes is really a cardiovascular condition that affects the heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, circulation sexual function and many other parts of your body. See further information - Click here
 
 

Risk factors and  other measurements we look at as part of your diabetes care

As part of your annual diabetes care, we look at your blood pressure, body mass index (based on your weight and height), cholesterol, average blood sugar results, kidney function and urine results
 
See links at hypertension page / https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/medical/ask-the-experts/new-cholesterol-guidelines for more information on your target blood pressure, cholesterol and cholesterol treatment.
 
Even if your blood pressure has not been a problem, we would encourage you to obtain a blood pressure monitor and keep regular readings at home, as even slightly raised blood pressure is a strong additional risk factor for heart disease, strokes and kidney disease.
 
 

You’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Following an initial raised sugar test result, we will ask you to have a wider range of blood tests at the surgery if you haven’t already had them done, along with measuring your blood pressure and weight at home wherever possible.

 
 

Working with you to manage your type 2 diabetes

 
Step 1 - We will send you a text to invite you to have your annual blood tests, urine check and foot check. Please bring your home blood pressure readings for the last week where you have them to that appointment. We will organise a group video-consultation appointment date at this time.
Step 2 - We will review your results and will send you your care plan with your results ahead of your group video-consultation appointment date
Step 3 - Please review your care plan and think about how you would like to maintain or improve your health.
Step 4 - Your group video-consultation. You will be able to discuss your plan and any questions you may have.  We can then agree and arrange any follow-up needed.
Step 5 - Please keep your care plan up to date to stay well and in control of your own health and wellbeing. You may have further blood tests and changes to your plan through the year.

If you have any concerns then please contact our diabetes team.
 

Your care plan

Here is a link to the downloadable care plans which can help you manage your diabetes - Click here