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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.
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.
Prediabetes, also commonly referred to as "borderline diabetes" or "at risk of diabetes", is a metabolic condition and growing global problem that is closely tied to obesity.
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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Posted at 08:46 on 06/11/2018
Watch out for the Ageing Well in Torbay Fesitival - Saturday 20th October 2018, 10-6 @ Paignton Community & Sports Academy. Includes 1970's rock band and activities - and it's FREE!! Click here for more info
Posted at 15:33 on 26/09/2018
We are pleased to let you know that we are working closely with the Old Farm Surgery just down the road. For example, we have the same Practice Manager, Colin Whitford, and we are sharing a Paramedic (Ryan) who is helping with visits, as well as sharing some GP and Nurse resources and administrative support.
The NHS is constantly changing, and part of this are significant financial cuts, so we are doing this in order to ensure the long term sustainability of General Practice in this area.
Posted at 15:31 on 24/07/2018
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