Type 1 Diabetes
If you have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes you may be feeling shock and panic. Even if you have been diagnosed for some time I realise that Diabetes is hard to live with and may result in emotional struggles on a daily basis. With an abundance of information on the Internet it is easy to find advice but this is often conflicting and may in fact be harmful.
I would like to share some resources with you:
To be clear there are some long term effects of Type 1 Diabetes, these include:
- increased risk of heart attack or stroke
- eye problems
- foot problems
- sexual dysfunction
- miscarriage or stillbirth
- kidney disease
- nerve damage
My job is to help you manage your Diabetes in the most effective way so that you can live with it. To do this I use years of experience as an endocrinologist coupled with the latest research into the disease and its treatment. I also give you the time and opportunity to tell me about how the condition affects you and ask as many questions as you want during our meeting.
Why not take advantage of the support you will find here?
Type 2 Diabetes
Dubbed a "lifestyle disease" due to its connection with obesity, many people tend to underestimate the long term effects of Type 2 Diabetes which in fact are identical to those listed for Type 1 Diabetes above. For this reason it's advisable to manage this condition as soon as possible.
Some people feel embarrassed about seeking consultation having been made to feel that "they've brought this on themselves" Rest assured, I am not here to judge but to help...
Type 2 Diabetes is more common in those of Asian, African or Afro-Carribbean descent, please be reassured that I am most sympathetic to ethnic sensitivities and a possible worry about language
Why not get in touch to find out how best to manage this illness?