The surgery continues with a commitment to help and support you to improve your control and reduce risks.
The surgery will see you annually for a blood test to check your kidneys, cholesterol and sugars and these results are followed up with you by the Diabetic Practice nurse and any adjustments to your medication made plus lifestyle support and advice with referrals and signposting to other areas that may be of benefit, ie Desmond Education course.
This annual check for anyone with diabetes will include a foot check to ensure any problems with skin or circulation, which can cause problems in diabetes patients, are found and treated as soon as possible. Advice in general foot check will also be given.
As well as this annual full check, for those with diabetes, a check on sugar control every 6 months also helps to support and improve ongoing control and reduce possible complications in the future.
JUNE 2020….Blood test are available for annual reviews and the follow up with the nurse is conducted over the telephone.