At The Schoolhouse Surgery we offer health checks to all our patients between the ages of 40-75, who currently have no known medical problems.
This check includes a blood test for glucose which, if raised, will lead to further blood tests to check for pre-diabetes ( this is known as Impaired Glucose Tolerance ) and this can indicate a risk of diabetes.
We offer annual checks for people with Impaired Glucose Tolerance( IGT ) to monitor and advise on healthy lifestyle.
If a patient with IGT develops diabetes they are put on our diabetic register. This leads to a referral to the Retinopathy Screening service, who look after eyes, and to a diabetic specialist nurse service for expert advice.
We continue to monitor our patients regularly in our diabetic clinic here at The Schoolhouse Surgery.