Many people have blood sugar levels above the normal range, but not high enough to be diagnosed as having diabetes. This is sometimes known as pre-diabetes. if your blood sugar level is above the normal range, your risk of developing full blown diabetes is increased.
It is very important for diabetes to be diagnosed as early as possible because it will get progressively worse if left untreated.There are currently 5 million people in England high risk of developing The @ diabetes. If these trends persist, one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes.
There is strong international evidence that demonstrates how behavioural interventions, which support people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active, can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.The practice offers all patients who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes an annual review to discuss changes that patients can make to reduce the risk of developing the condition.
For more information:
Patients can be referred to a national programme - courses are held locally.
National Diabetes Prevention Programme:
All our diabetic patients, even if are under hospital care, are encouraged to
- Ensure they have a 6 monthly Hba1c (sugar test) and call a week later for the results. You will be advised if any action is required.
-Annual review - please see patient Information leaflet for further information
patient Information leaflet
- Patients on regular medication will need a review with the GP at least once every 9 months to a year.
- Contact us around September to book for an Annual Flu Vaccination
- Attend yearly Retinal (Eye) Screening Programme - Your GP will refer you for this at the time of diagnosis. If you miss an appointment please contact them directly to rearrange.