Information for Diabetics During COVID-19 (when you are feeling sick)
We are endeavoring to continue annual reviews of our Diabetic Patients at this time. We are sending text messages to patients who are due their review. Please ensure we have your up-to-date mobile number.
We thank you for your patience and co-operation.
(Clinic info before Pandemic):
All patients with Diabetes will have an annual check in our clinic which is Doctor Led. The Diabetic Clinic runs at our main site, Eryl Surgery on a Tuesday Afternoon. At the clinic you will have a thorough assessment.
Our Diabetic Doctors are:
Dr Rosemary Kavanagh MB BCh BAO BA DCH MRCGP DRCOG (1986 Dublin)
Dr Gemma Pearson MBChB MRCGP (2008 Leeds)
Our Diabetic Nurse is:
Mrs Heather Osborne Practice Sister RN CM DN Nurse Prescriber
and our clinic is also undertaken by our Healthcare Assistant:
Mrs Kirsty Stabler
Diabetes can be a daunting topic the following resources are very useful in providing clear information about what diabetes is and practical advice on managing your condition and preventing complications.
Pocket Medic Series
This link takes you to a fantastic set of bite size video’s which help you to understand and manage Diabetes. They have been developed by NHS healthcare professionals alongside patients with Diabetes:
Diabetes UK are the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes. They aim to share knowledge and help people manage their condition. They have a great section on enjoying food and eating healthy with diabetes.
Safe Driving and the DVLA
Having Diabetes does not mean you have to give up driving. However, you do have a responsibility to tell certain organisations about your condition and plan before you drive or set off on a long trip. This link provides you with a leaflet that will help you ensure your driving is safe, for yourself and other road users.