Diabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2.
Find out more about diabetes on the NHS website.
We run clinics for patients who are on treatment with diet or tablets for their diabetes across all our sites.
Diabetic Satellite Clinic is for diabetics who are being considered for, or are being treated with, insulin. This is run by Drs Eldridge, Faruque and nurse Petyt in conjunction with members of the hospital diabetes team.
We also have a Dietitian who provides a monthly clinic for our patients with diabetes and can offer weight management advice. This takes place over a 12 week period either one to one or as a small group. Call – 01274 365884.
CHiPs (carbohydrates in Practice) – is a single session that helps diabetic patients learn about carbohydrates in their diet. This allows you to develop a personalised dietary plan and to learn how foods affect diabetes. Call – 01274 365884
The NHS pages contain lots of useful information for patients with, or at risk of diabetes.
There is increasing evidence that a Mediterranean diet can really help in the prevention and management if diabetes.