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Abbey House Surgery
Golding Close, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4FE
Monksfield Surgery
Wimborne Place, Daventry, Northants, NN11 0XZ

Opening Times

Abbey House Surgery
Mon, Tues & Thurs:
8.00am - 8.05pm
Wed & Fri:
8.00am - 6.30pm

Monksfield Surgery
Mon - Fri:
8.00am - 6.00pm

Diabetes

Our aim is to provide a service that encourages partnership in decision-making, supports you in managing your diabetes, prevent the development of complications, optimise the treatment of diabetes and helps you to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Keeping healthy

To keep well and healthy, everyone with diabetes needs good and regular healthcare.  The early detection, treatment and continued control of your diabetes is very important as this will reduce your chances of developing the complications linked to diabetes.

Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus.

There are two main types of diabetes, which are explained below:

  • type 1 diabetes
  • type 2 diabetes

Normally, the amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland behind the stomach. When food is digested and enters your bloodstream, insulin moves any glucose out of the blood and into cells, where it is broken down to produce energy.

However, in people with diabetes, the body is unable to break down glucose into energy. This is because there is either not enough insulin to move the glucose, or because the insulin that is there does not work properly.

Our specialist diabetes team will provide you wilth support, regular reviews and the day-to-day care of your needs.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Diabetes UK 

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

Videos from NHS Choices

Parents describe how they deal with a diabetic child including daily routines such as insulin injections and how children can life live to the full.

 

Chandler Bennet was diagnosed with Diabetes 1 in 2004. She explains what effect the diagnosis has on her life and the life of her family and friends

 

A consultant ophthalmologist describes how diabetes can affect your vision and the possible treatments.