Diabetes

All patients with any form of diabetes should have a regular review by a healthcare professional. If you have not spoken to or seen anyone for over 12 months, please contact us to arrange a review.

Non-urgent advice: Flu Vaccinations

All our diabetic patients are eligible for a seasonal flu jab. It is important to get this vaccination to ensure you reduce the risk of serious complications resulting from catching the flu virus.

Please contact the surgery to book an appointment ASAP.

All our diabetic patients will be invited for an annual review to monitor their condition. This may sometimes be more frequent depending on how well managed your condition is or in those with gestational diabetes.

At the diabetic review, our healthcare professionals will ask you a series of questions to determine how well you are managing your condition. Most of these questions can be asked over the phone in advance of an appointment in surgery where this is appropriate. You may then only need to attend for a simple blood test, blood pressure check and foot examination.

Specialist Treatment

Our specialist diabetic nurse reviews all the diabetes checks done by our nurses and HCA’s, if they feel you need further review or may need a change in medication, she may contact you again to discuss this with you and suggest further treatment.

We also hold regular diabetic specialist clinics where our specialist GP’s and nurses meet with the Diabetic Specialist Consultant and Nurse from the Edna Coates Diabetes & Endocrine Centre at Pinderfields hospital. These clinics are where we can discuss difficult cases and get consultant advice without having to refer our patients to hospital. Sometimes these clinics will be held remotely and the information fed back to the patient and sometimes the patient will be invited into the surgery to attend the joint clinic.