Do not turn up at your practice without an appointment. Phone first or follow the advice in our letter to patients below.
Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment
Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have. When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.
Most publicity centres on the rising numbers of patients with Type 2 diabetes and the association with obesity. However, the numbers of children with Type 1, which is caused by an autoimmune process which attacks the insulin producing cells in the pancreas, are also rising rapidly -by 2-3% per year in most countries.
My Diabetes My Way
The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.
Find practical help with managing Type 2 diabetes through this informative toolkit.
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Whether you're looking for diabetes information, or just someone to talk to – we are here to help you. Our incredible supporters help us to provide our helpline, local support groups, Type 1 events, online Learning Zone, and even insurance - to name just a few. From knowing your diabetes risk, to learning to live well with diabetes, we have a wide variety of support available to you.
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