- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty and/or losing weight
These are some of the early signs of diabetes. It is important that you come to us early as it is important that diabetes is treated.
The diagnosis is made by measuring average blood sugar content.
If diabetes is diagnosed, you will be offered a course of interviews with our diabetes nurse. She will talk to you about the causes of the disease and what you can do to treat diabetes yourself. The nurse will plan a course of therapy.
To begin with, we measure your blood sugar content at three-month intervals. Your nurse will give you the results.
You will be asked to attend an annual examination, which includes testing your blood, urine and blood pressure and an electrocardiogram (ECG), as well as specialist examinations of your eyes and feet. Your GP will give you the results of these tests and together you will plan a course of therapy for the following year.