When you arrive in clinic, the clinic nurse will take measurements of your height, weight and blood pressure. At each clinic visit, patients will have a fingerprick blood test to assess their overall diabetes control. This is the HbA1c and the result will be available to discuss at the consultation.
The diabetes team will review the information from your home blood glucose monitoring, so blood glucose meters and diaries should be brought to your out-patient clinic appointment. Blood glucose results can be uploaded to the Diasend website before clinic. The data can be analysed in more detail and can be viewed in the clinic.
Once a year, screening tests are undertaken to check for conditions associated with diabetes or complications arising from the diabetes. Depending on the age of the patient, screening tests may include blood and urine samples and examination of the feet.
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