You manage your diabetes for over 5000 waking hours each year. We see you in clinic for perhaps 1 or 2 hours over that period. We don’t want to wait for 6 months to hear about any problems you may be having – we want to know as soon as possible, to help put a plan in place to put you back in control.
Over time, with regular blood glucose checks, review of patterns and putting changes in place, we are confident that most people can achieve good management of their diabetes. The aspiration of our clinic is to empower people to do this by themselves but also to be available for advice whenever it is required. Over time, this process should become more automatic: you control your diabetes – it doesn’t control you.