Diabetes Care and Cardiometabolic Care Clinic
Diabetes is a complex and can have a profound impact on the quality of life for people with the condition. People with diabetes run a greater risk of developing one or more severe health complications.
It is essential to monitor blood sugar and to keep insulin levels managed. Complications can occur in the eyes, kidneys, fingers and toes. Severe complications are limb amputations, cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
The aim of the Diabetes Clinic is:
To help people with Diabetes live longer with greater independence in a healthy way.
What to expect when you come for your appointment with the Practice Nurse
A short questionnaire is taken with a general check up
A full panel of blood tests are taken
24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
High Blood Pressure (HBP) otherwise known as Hypertension is dangerous. High Blood Pressure causes the heart to work harder which puts you at risk of stroke and heart attack. Oftentimes there are no symptoms, however there are certain co risk indications that could contribute to a diagnosis of High Blood Pressure.
By treating High Blood Pressure you are preventing serious Cardiovascular Disease.
- Family History of High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Apnea
- Overweight and Obesity
- Inactive Lifestyle
- Excess Alcohol intake
- Kidney Disease
- Adrenal Disorders
- Thyroid Disorders
- Excess Salt in the diet
- Old Age
Anyone from any walk of life can have High Blood Pressure and it can start at any age. It is important to check Blood Pressure regularly. Everyone can get a High Blood Pressure reading from time to time and this should not necessarily be alarming.
The GP may well advise the wearing of a 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor to definitively rule out Hypertension (HBP).
On the other hand the 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor can also indicate if you need medication and / or lifestyle modification.
Blood Pressure should be checked regularly if you are taking medication for High Blood Pressure.
The 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor is small, light and easy to wear and should not interfere with your daily activities in work or rest. The 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor should not interfere with your ability to sleep comfortably.
The GP is here to help you and advise you if you have any questions about High Blood Pressure.
The Phoenix Medical Clinic
Nurse Only Appointments
- Regular Blood Tests
- Cervical Smear Test
- Paediatric and Adult Immunisations
- Diabetic Clinic
- Chronic Disease Management
- 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
- Wound Care and Dressings
- Vital Signs: Blood pressure, pulse weight, height and BMI measurements
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (Lung) Disease – COPD