The aim of the Diabetes Clinic is to increase the awareness and understanding of diabetes through education and minimise complications by regular monitoring of the condition.
The Practice Nurses who have completed the relevant training run the clinics most days. We try to maintain a continuity of care for our patients by trying to carry out follow up appointments with the same nurse when possible. This is especially important during the initial appointments following diagnosis.
The lead diabetes nurse usually sees each newly diagnosed patient within the first few weeks and arranges follow up as necessary over the next 6 months. When the condition is well controlled, the patients are seen at six month intervals for blood tests and a full review annually.
Diabetes is fully explained along with the all-important diet advice. Leaflets and information are given to the patient to take home.