YOUR diabetic reviews.
The first step in the process is to book an appointment for your Diabetic Bloods and General Health Check.
This appointment will last up to 20 minutes and will be with one of our GP Assistants. (GPA)
This will be followed up with a telephone call from one of our clinicians
You can do this online by downloading the NHS app - NHS App and your NHS account - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
My Diabetic Review
All people with diabetes should undergo a diabetes care review at least once annually. Your diabetic review will allow your doctors to monitor your health.
They will also use your annual review to assess aspects such as your long term blood glucose control, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Some people, such as those newly diagnosed children, or those with complications present may have a diabetic review more often than annually.
What Will I Need To Bring/Prepare
If you are booking your appointment online, the appointment you need to book is called;
Health Monitoring Annual Review
You will be asked to wear a face covering when you enter the building.
If you monitor your Blood Pressure at home, please bring a record of the last 7 days' readings
Click here for BP Diary Monitor Sheet
A urine sample will need to be brought to the appointment.
If you have not been provided with a specimen pot, they are available at reception.
At Your First Diabetic Check Appointment
At your Health monitoring annual review appointment the GPA will:
- Take your height and weight (to check if you are under or overweight)
- Take your blood pressure
- Take a Blood Sample
When You Speak to The Clinician on Your Review Call
During your Telephone review with the clinician will:
- Review your blood glucose control
- Review your HbA1c and cholesterol levels
- Discuss any issues you have with your diabetes or health in general
- Advise any change in regimen, lifestyle or medication – including any side effects
Your annual diabetes review is a great opportunity to ask about different aspects of your diabetes regime and control. You may also be asked whether you are suffering from depression or sexual dysfunction, as these tend to be more common in people with diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes will also have the chance to ask about medications and people with type 1 have the chance to discuss going onto a different regimen, such as insulin pump therapy.
You can also discuss the possibility of taking an education course such as;
Be sure to ask your doctor if anything they have said is unclear.
Diabetic Eye Screening
If you are aged 12 or over, you will get a letter asking you to have your eyes checked at least once a year. If you haven’t had a letter within the last 12 months, please contact The Diabetic Eye Screening Service