Whatever category you fall into, our specialists will use the latest diagnostic tools to help classify and manage your specific types of diabetes and where possible, provide clarity around your diagnosis. In some cases genetic testing may be necessary to identify genetic forms of diabetes and we will ensure you are consented and counselled thoroughly. We may also arrange dynamic tests to look at how your own insulin production responds to food intake. For those with rare or unusual forms of diabetes, our specialists will counsel about the best treatment and individualise decision-making specifically to you and your needs.
Type 1 Diabetes
If you have type 1 diabetes our specialists will plan carefully the best approach to your management and will discuss pros and cons of all approaches along with support from specialist diabetes nurses, dietitians and psychologists. Our specialists take a holistic approach, focusing not just on glucose control, but also your overall cardiovascular health and well-being.
Our specialists can support you in the use of technology to help self-management of your diabetes, including the use of insulin pumps and continuous and intermittent glucose sensing devices. They will also discuss the advantages of different types of insulin injection, support carbohydrate counting and advise on how to manage glucose levels in challenging situations e.g. during exercise.
Type 2 Diabetes
The management of type 2 diabetes is rapidly evolving with new medications that not only lower blood glucose levels, but also improve risk of heart attacks and strokes. Our specialists will discuss in detail the pros and cons of different medications and the ones that are best suited to you. They will support you to not only manage your glucose levels, but also your cardiovascular health and well-being. If you are keen to use technology or apps to help manage your diabetes, our Specialists can help and if you have progressed to needing insulin, they can advise on the best choice and support you with this.