Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

There are 2 main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes– where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin

  • Type 2 diabetes â€“ where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body's cells do not react to insulin

Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.

During pregnancy, some women have such high levels of blood glucose that their body is unable to produce enough insulin to absorb it all. This is known as gestational diabetes.

Help from the surgery

If you are diabetic, our practice nurses can see you for your annual diabetic check, as well as to offer advice and guidance on if you should need it. Just call us an ask to book an appointment with the practuce nurse regarding your diabetes. 

We can also refer you to a "pre diabetic" service which aims to lower the risk of those who are at high risk of developing diabetes. 

If you are concerned that you might have diabetes please book an apppointment with the GP to discuss how to move forward with this.

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