Many people in our area face the challenge of dealing with diabetes.
Having diabetes puts people at increased risk of heart attack and stroke as well as damage to kidney and blood vessels and nerves which, if not detected, can sadly result in serious complications such as:
- Kidney Failure
- Limb Amputations
- Loss of Vision
We are committed to assisting our residents in preventing diabetes by identifying early signs, which may enable us to reverse or entirely prevent the condition.
For individuals already dealing with diabetes, our aim is to support them in effectively managing the condition. This involves achieving well-controlled blood sugar levels and blood pressure, as we understand that this significantly reduces the risk of severe complications.
Diabetes Prevention Groups
In the last two years, we’ve held Diabetes Prevention Groups to share tips on simple lifestyle and dietary changes. We’ve also added more staff to do regular checks at practices, reach out to patients, and introduced a specialist Diabetic Nurse for clinics to help those with more advanced illness.
What if I have Concerns?
If you are concerned you may be at risk of diabetes, or you are not having all your regular checks, please call your practice for a review.