Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. It can happen when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or when you can’t produce any at all. The video below from Diabetes UK gives a useful explanation to what diabetes is.
We have a highly experienced diabetes team here at Talbot Medical Centre, and we strive to offer high quality diabetic care for all our patients.
Regular follow-up is important; we have a system in place to ensure a comprehensive Diabetes Annual Review (in the month of your birthday) and Diabetes Interim Reviews (usually 3, 4, or 6-monthly) depending on how well your diabetes is controlled.
Your annual check-up will include an examination of your feet to assess your circulation and nerve responses. Remember, an annual eye check with an optician and an annual check up is also essential. When you are invited for your annual review, please book the appointment via reception. You will be asked to attend a Diabetes Progress Check initially, followed by a further review with our Diabetic Nurse or Doctor once your results are available.
Prediabetes means that your blood sugars are higher than usual, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It also means that you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
If you have been told you have pre-diabetes, the good news is that don’t have diabetes yet, and there are lots of things you can do to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes from developing.
We can offer all patients who have pre-diabetes a referral to a fantastic free education session (Diabetes Prevention Programme) to help understand how they will be able to reduce their risk of going on to develop diabetes. Please click here for more information about this and click here to register online.
For further information about pre-diabetes, click here.