Diabetic Clinic

These are held at both surgeries. Patients with Diabetes are invited to attend the surgery for annual diabetic reviews and six months check up. It will consist of an appointment with the Practice Nurse followed by an appointment with the doctor. The clinic offers a comprehensive service for people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes that includes starting and adjusting insulin.

There is a strong emphasis on health promotion and working with people and their families to help them be as involved as they would like to be in the management of their diabetes. Invitations to attend the clinic are sent 3-6 monthly depending on individual requirements.

If you are attending this clinic it is helpful if you can bring a urine sample, records of blood glucose readings and changes in insulin doses and a home blood glucose meter if one is used.

Care is based on national guidelines, which can be seen at www.diabetes.org.uk.