glucose_testAt Penryn we have a nurse led diabetes clinic. The clinic is an opportunity to help improve the management of your condition.

At the clinic the nurse will try to answer any questions you might have about your diabetes. They will also be able to provide advice on ways to improve the management of your condition, for instance with diet, exercise and medication.

Usually you will have an appointment about 2 weeks before the clinic appointment for blood tests to be taken. The blood tests are used to monitor the diabetes and see how well controlled your glucose level has been over the last few months.

You can access many useful videos on diabetes here Diabetes Videos

Teenage Diabetes: A Real Story

There is further information and advice on the NHS Choices Video Site

Diabetes UK - How to take a blood glucose test

There is further information and education on the Diabetes UK Video Site

National Diabetes Audit 

The Practice takes part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) which checks whether people with diabetes are getting good care. The NDA is managed by NHS Digital, working with Diabetes UK and Public Health England. Taking part in the NDA can help improve understanding of the quality of care for people with diabetes.

After having considered the details provided on the links below, please let us know if you do not want NHS Digital to have access to your diabetic information.  

Further information can be found on the following website http://content.digital.nhs.uk/nda or by clicking on the following link NDA Leaflet link NDA Leaflet

Useful Links

Diabetes - Healthtalkonline

Healthtalkonline Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.

Type 1 Diabetes
An excellent resource with useful information and references relating to Type 1 Diabetes. 

Type 2 Diabetes
A useful resource regarding Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Diabetes - The Basics In different languages

NHS Choices
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Diabetes

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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