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.