Diabetes is a condition related to abnormal blood sugar control. If poorly managed it can cause damage to many parts of the body.
We aim to offer our diabetic patients a holistic approach to their condition. We aim to optimise lifestyle factors such as weight, smoking cessation, exercise, diet and sexual function.
We like to assess our diabetic patients on a regular basis to check factors such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, kidney function and mood.
Some of our overweight patients are offered a specialist diet, exercise and weight management programme called Motivate which takes place in Cookstown Leisure Centre.
Nurse Heather Taylor, together with the Doctors aim to manage and educate all of our diabetic patients so they can take good care of their condition and work hard at minimising the effects of this disease.
We have a diabetic booklet for all of our diabetic patients which offers important information and a record keeping section so that our diabetic patients can be well informed about their condition.