At LycaHealth Orpington, we understand the complexities of Diabetes and provide care to help people with diabetes take control of their condition. Book an appointment today and let us help you manage your diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how the body processes glucose and sugar. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin, while Type 2 diabetes is when the body does not use insulin properly or does not produce enough of it.
Some common symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, extreme hunger, fatigue, and slow-healing cuts or bruises.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please book an appointment for our diabetes clinic as soon as possible to determine if you have diabetes and to receive treatment.
Diabetes can be diagnosed through a variety of tests and services. One of the most common tests is a blood glucose test, which measures the amount of glucose in your blood after fasting or after drinking a sugary solution. Another blood test that could be used is a glycated haemoglobin (A1C) test which can measure the blood sugar levels over a longer period of time.
In addition, we could ask for a urine sample to measure the levels of ketones which can provide further information about the severity of diabetes.
Once we have the full picture of your diabetes, this is when we can offer support for your diet, medication and lifestyle changes. The team is trained to educate you on the effects of diabetes, especially the complications of diabetes, to help support you with your diagnosis.
You can schedule an appointment by calling the appointments team directly on 01689 490 111.
If you are insured you will need your authorisation number, a list of current medications, your blood sugar monitoring records, and any questions or concerns you have about your diabetes management.
During your initial visit, the consultant will review your medical history, conduct a physical examination, discuss your current diabetes management, and work with you to create a personalised care plan.
Depending on your diabetes type and management plan, the clinic might recommend blood tests, HbA1c tests, and other evaluations to assess your condition.
Absolutely, we can offer training on how to use insulin pens, pumps, and glucose monitors effectively.
Yes, you can discuss your current medications, any concerns you have about potential side effects, and explore alternative options if necessary.
Yes, we typically provide regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, adjust your treatment plan as needed, and provide continuous support in managing your diabetes.
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