Pre-diabetes & Diabetes
If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes then you will be offered an annual review to monitor your bloods to ensure your condition has not progressed into diabetes. Ask the nurse or HCA about being referred to the ‘Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’ this nine-month programme will provide you with the tools needed to prevent diabetes developing.
If you do develop diabetes then one of the practices highly trained diabetic nurses (Nurse Chris, Natasha, or Becky) will take over your care with the aid of the remaining nurse and HCA team. You will be invited to attend for an annual health check and 6 monthly blood tests to monitor your disease and medications.
Patients with diabetes will be offered annual retinal screening and referral to the local DESMOND programme.
You can download this booklet Diabetes and You a guide to living with and controlling diabetes.