Diabetes

Updated on 28th January 2013 at 2:49 pm

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Diabetes –

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.

There are two types: type 1 and type 2. For more information on the NHS choices website explaining about diabetes  click here

In the UK, diabetes affects approximately 2.9 million people. There are also thought to be around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes.

Diabetic clinic at Collingwood Health Group

We run diabetic clinics at Collingwood Surgery and Jubilee Park Surgery to provide on going care, health education and monitoring for patients diagnosed with diabetes.

Some patients with Diabetes will have their follow up and care at the Diabetes resource centre at North Tyneside General Hospital.