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Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 2.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and over 500,000 people who have the condition but don’t know it.

Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but usually appears before the age of 40, and especially in childhood. Type 1 diabetes accounts for between 5 and 15 per cent of all people with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin injections, a healthy diet and regular physical activity.

Type 2 diabetes develops when the body can still make some insulin, but not enough, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).Type 2 diabetes usually appears in people over the age of 40. Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 85 and 95 per cent of all people with diabetes and is treated with a healthy diet and increased physical activity. In addition to this, medication insulin is often required.

All diabetics can better manage their condition with the aid of regular review with a specialist nurse. Review intervals will vary between a few weeks to 12 months, depending on clinical need. Blood tests, chiropody and dietary advice are provided by nurses trained in this area. We would encourage anyone with diabetes to take advantage of this service in the management of their condition. For further information or advice, please contact the reception.

The practice runs a regular diabetic clinic every Monday from 4pm to 7pm by a specialist Diabetic Nurse who has vast experience in this speciality to give organised routine check ups for diabetes. Please contact the reception to book an appointment for the diabetic clinic.

 
 
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