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Diabetes Screening


HbA1c Blood Test


At some point your GP or Nurse may perform a blood test to measure the amount of glucose (sugar) that has been 'bound'  (stuck) to your red blood cells over the last 2-3 months. This gives us an indication of how well your body is controlling your blood sugar levels in general. The result may be as follows:

  • 'Normal'  --> Repeat at 5 years or if symptoms of diabetes develop
  • 'At Risk of Diabetes' ----> Discuss with our practice nurse and our health trainer Karen how we can minimize the risk of you developing diabetes in the future.
  • 'Diabetic'---> You will be asked to come in and discuss this with a GP.


Diagnosing diabetes and picking up those who are 'at risk' early can help us to minimise the potential complications that can ensue.


Diabetes


glucometer1More information on Diabetes can be found here:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetes-type2/pages/introduction.aspx





 
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