Diabetes clinic - Useful information

When our diabetes clinics are held and what you need to know.

Diabetes clinic - Useful information

Diabetes clinics are held on Tuesdays at our main Pencoed surgery and on Thursdays at our branch surgery in Llanharan.


Diabetes blood tests need to be taken prior to your review. Ideally these should be taken up to 2 weeks before your appointment but blood tests taken in the preceding month will be acceptable. 


Your urine sample (annual requirement) to test for protein levels should be brought along to your blood test appointment so that they can both go off together to the lab by courier. You should provide the sample in a white topped plastic bottle. You can obtain one of these white top bottles from the reception desk ahead of your appointment (so that you can do the sample before leaving home) or, if you prefer, you can do a sample when you arrive.


Please, please, please if you are unable to make your appointment, please let us know to cancel in good time so that we can offer the appointment slot to other people. These appointments are precious and it really helps us a lot if you let us know beforehand if you can't make it.


We know that our patients like to look for diabetes information online, so our nurses have given a list of approved websites and Apps (see bottom of the page) for you to use:


Websites

www.diabetes.org.uk

www.positivediabetes.com

www.diabetesselfmanagement.com

www.slimmingworld.co.uk