The first step is to fully understand how diabetes can be monitored and treated. You will need access to your dedicated Diabetes Team in order to get yourself started. During the first consultation the diagnosis will be confirmed. The symptoms will be assessed and the specific type of diabetes will be established according to the World Health Orginzation (WHO) classification. A complication screen of the following conducted.
- Blood pressure check.
- Examining the heart.
- Photographing the retina.
- Checking the neurology and vascular statues of the feet.
- Conducting a kidney function test.
A broad treatment outline will be presented to you. This will include an overview of nutrition, medical therapy and surgical options.