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Healthcare Essentials for those with Diabetes


There are 15 healthcare essentials for those with diabetes. It is important to manage your condition, to avoid or reduce complications. According to Diabetes UK, you should have each of the following at least once a year:

  • Blood glucose test (HbA1c test)
  • Blood pressure check
  • Cholesterol check (for blood fats)
  • Eye screening
  • Foot and leg check
  • Kidney tests
  • Advice on diet
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Diabetes education course
  • Care from diabetes specialists
  • Free flu jab
  • Good care if you’re in hospital
  • Support with any sexual problems#
  • Help to stop smoking
  • Specialist care if you’re planning to have a baby

You should not ever be charged for any of these checks, they are all free.



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