Support and more information

What to bring to your clinic appointment

To get the most out of your clinic appointment it is really important you bring along as much information as possible. All patients should bring an updated medication list. Patients visiting for the first time or those with diabetes are requested to provide a urine sample for testing in the clinic. Patients with diabetes who test their blood sugars at home should always bring their record diary and/or blood glucose meter. Having an accurate record of your blood sugars over time will help the doctor give you the right diabetes advice and we can download your meter readings in the clinic for you.

What to do if you need a translator

Patients are welcome to bring a family member to clinic to help translate. Please do not bring children to translate for adult relatives. If you feel a translator is required and has not been booked please contact us on 01895 279229 before your appointment date.

What to do if you need to change or cancel your appointment

If you are unable to make your clinic appointment please contact us on 01895 279229 beforehand to let us know and we will try to rearrange your appointment. This also means your slot can be given to another patient to reduce future waiting times for you and others.

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Patient leaflets

Support groups and information for patients with diabetes


Diabetes UK – lots of information on all aspects of diabetes care, written in different languages.
Macleod House, 10 Parkway
London NW1 7AA
Tel. 020 7424 1000, Care-line: 0845 120 2960

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust
PO Box 294, Northampton
NN1 4XS Tel. 01604 622 837

Pituitary disorders
The pituitary foundation

Blood tests
Explanations about blood tests

Foot care - Information about foot care in lots of different languages.

Diabetic kidney problems - Edinburgh Renal Unit

Kidney disease – Information about diabetes associated kidney damage

HESA Community Diabetes Team
Tel: 01895 485001

Thyroid disorders – Information and downloadable patient guides for patients with thyroid disorders

Thyroid federation

The Pituitary Foundation - For patients with pituitary disorders

Addisons Self Help Group - For patients with adrenal failure

General healthy lifestyle support

NHS Health checks – available free to those between 40 and 74 years old without a chronic medical condition

Stop smoking support – for more information on free local stop smoking clinics and pharmacy services please call Freefone 08001697541 or 01895 484956

General healthy eating advice via NHS Choices website

Change 4 life campaign

British Dietetic Association - More detailed diet advice and information on the role of dietitians in diabetes management

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