How often do you have check-ups?

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Hello,

How often do you have check-ups? What doctors do you see - eye doctor, dentist, endocrynologist, etc. ?

Thanks in advance for your answers! ;)

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Beginning of the discussion - 31/05/2016

How often do you have check-ups?


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Eyes every 2 years, doctor once a week at the mo, dentist 2 years, mental health worker 2 times a week at the mo used to be just once a month then things are bad again 

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You should have a diabetic check, every year at your doctors, where they do blood & urine tests,weight BP & check the pulses in your feet. If you are on inslin they should check the area where you inject. You should also see Paula carr once a year for your eye screening & viset your normal opticions once a year for a eye test.Sometimes you go under a special nurse, you need to check blood sugars reglaurly, sometimes they montior sugars with a blood test, I have this every 3 months, but I have other conditons that are montered. Ask your GP how often you need to have it done. 

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I didn't have my sugar check up since a long time.  In between I had some fever and weakness.  Now I am alright.  I should go for my regular check up.

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I see my diabetic consultant every six months, for blood, urine, weight, blood pressure and feet checks. I see my dentist every six months. I have a hospital retinopathy eye appointment once a year and also see my optician once a year.  I also see my GP Practice diabetic nurse once every 3 - 6 months for bloods, urine, weight and sometimes feet checks.  I have never see a chiropodist or dietician, although I am waiting for an appointment to see a dietician at this moment. The frequency of appointments depends on what treatment/drugs you are prescribed and how well your diabetes is controlled.  I have in the past, gone through periods of weekly visits with the practice diabetic nurse, having blood tests and blood monitoring.  I was however, unhappy with my treatment at this time and requested an appointment with the consultant.  This has resulted in a new drug and six monthly appointments, for better monitoring I would have rather have had three monthly appointments.  But this is not available due to funding issues.  

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My diabetic consultant is now once a year, Blood and urine, weight every three months foot nurse once every 4 months my doctor needs toi change this shes nice id like to see her daily lol, eye screening every August  after an eye test, dietician once a year no confidence in her at all shes huge, Tablet review every 2 months so that's the way the cookie crumbles. oh forgot blood pressure every time I visit the surgery minimum 15 times a year.

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In Scotland for type 2.

Retinal screening once a year.

Full diabetic review every year including blood tests, feet, diet advice,  depression questionair and Time with doctor and nurse to discuss results, B M I etc.

Regular blood sugar and blood pressure checks as required.

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Vikram 1990 of course you should go for your regular check up! It is very important that you do! 

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Standard practice once a year unless your condition changes!

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I dont go on a regular basis as I feel that any concerns I have are dismissed as them being all in my mind !! so to keep my sanity I have stayed away.

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