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Diabetes type 2 is an increasingly common condition affecting how your body manages sugar. Simple measures regarding healthy eating & exercise can dramatically improve this condition.
Keeping your sugar levels and blood pressure under control will reduce your chances of a heart attack or stroke, alongside stopping smoking.
We can diagnose type 2 diabetes with a simple blood test and we can also easily diagnose pre-diabetes, which if managed well, can prevent or postpone diabetes occurring.
Essential info on how illness effects your glucose levels, what to eat or drink, managing your medication and when to ask for help. Click here for Type 1 Diabetes advice
Prediabetes, also commonly referred to as "borderline diabetes" or "at risk of diabetes" is closely tied to obesity. We highly recommend the local "Diabetes Prevention Programme" which we can refer you to. For further info on how to prevent progression to Diabetes click here.
Your local Diabetes App, packed with relevant information about managing your type 2 diabetes.
Your local Diabetes App for iPhone or iPad, packed with relevant information about managing your type 2 diabetes.
This fabulous, local, free group-education programme is a great place to ask questions and helps you to make healthy simple lifestyle changes to keep on top of your diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes occurs mainly in people aged over 40. The first-line treatment is diet, weight control and physical activity. If the blood sugar (glucose) level remains high despite these measures then tablets to reduce the blood glucose level are usually advised.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.
Nutrition management is essential to control both Diabetes types 1 and 2 Download a PDF pamphlet providing useful guidelines.
This decision aid can help you think about your options for controlling your blood glucose (sugar) to try to reduce the long-term risks of diabetes. It can help you if you are an adult with type 2 diabetes and:
Hear people share their personal stories. Find out what other people say about issues such as symptoms, diagnosis, controlling diabetes and impact on lifestyle.
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, we are sharing information about your diabetes care and treatment with the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to reducing diabetes and improving care for people with diabetes. If you don't want your info to be used, please let us know. Click here for more info.
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