Diabetes and Dementia

DIABETES CLINICS

  

We are running diabetes clinics from May to December 2018 of this year for all our diabetic patients whose last blood test was done more than 5 months ago.  This year Diabetes Week falls on Monday the 11 to Sunday 17 of June. For further information click here.  We have a team of dedicated nurses who will be taking your bloods to measure your sugar and cholesterol levels.  They will also check your feet and measure your blood pressure.  Please make all effort to attend this clinic.  Patients can also ring the surgery and book an appointment with a nurse. If you are ringing then please let the reception know that you wish to book a diabetic appointment.  We are also attaching some useful information for Type 2 Diabetes Patients who may be fasting during the month of Ramadhan or during other times when patients are fasting.  Click on the link below for more information.

DIABETES UK VIDEO

CLICK Diabetes UK Video to look at the two types of diabetes and the symptoms.

Top tips for people with diabetes talking to healthcare professionals.  Click here to read the leaflet.

Fasting in Ramadhan for factsheet click here

For more information on Diabetes please click on the link below:

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/

DEMENTIA HEALTH CHECKS

What is Dementia?

According to NHS

"Dementia is a common condition. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65.  Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. This includes problems with:

  • memory loss
  • thinking speed
  • mental agility
  • language
  • understanding
  • judgement

People with dementia can become apathetic or uninterested in their usual activities, and have problems controlling their emotions. They may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socialising, and aspects of their personality may change.

A person with dementia may lose empathy (understanding and compassion), they may see or hear things that other people do not (hallucination), or they may make false claims or statements. 

As dementia affects a person's mental abilities, they may find planning and organising difficult. Maintaining their independence may also become a problem. A person with dementia will therefore usually need help from friends or relatives, including help with decision making."

If you feel that you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned and would like to be accessed then please let our reception team know and they will book a special appointment for you to be accessed.  If you are already diagnosed with dementia or alzheimer's disease then book an appointment for an NHS Health Check Up.  Drop into the surgery or ring us to book an appointment.

Dementia NHS Health Check

Blood tests for dementia

A person with suspected dementia may have blood tests to check their overall level of health and to rule out other conditions that may be responsible for their symptoms, such as thyroid hormones and vitamin B12 levels.

Dementia Health Checkup Leaflets

Type 3 Diabetes

Type 3 diabetes is a title that has been proposed for Alzheimer's disease which results from resistance to insulin in the brain.  For more information click on this link: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/type3-diabetes.html



 
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