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What Diabetes Care Should You Have ?
If your blood sugar is too high over a period of time you have a greater risk of developing diabetic complications such as damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves and arteries.
This risk is much greater if you are a smoker.
The risk can be greatly reduced by good control of blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
People with diabetes should have regular check-ups either at their GP practice or the hospital clinic or both.
What can you expect ?
You should have a formal medical review at least once a year, which should include
A blood sample taken for
A urine sample tested for
A foot examination to check your circulation, nerves and to look for infection or ulceration.
What should you do ?
You may have the right to full or part refund of charges for travel costs to hospital, prescriptions, dental treatment, sight tests, glasses, wigs and fabric supports.
For more information contact your local Benefits Agency
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