Long term conditions - asthma, diabetes, heart disease etc


All patients with a long term health condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, COPD will be offered an annual check with one of our practice team. Of course, when needed, patients will be seen on a more regular basis to ensure their condition is stable and well controlled.

For patients who are due an annual asthma review:

Please would you either book an appointment with a nurse, or answer the questionnaire below and send it to us.

If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment with the respiratory nurse or a doctor.

https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/easysiteweb/getresource.axd?assetid=3413&type=0&servicetype=1

For patients with diabetes, please find the useful links below

https://hertsvalleysdiabetes.co.uk/resources/resources-for-patients/

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/

If you become unwell, please see guidance below on what to do during your Sick days:

The links below give specific advice on how to manage your medications when you become unwell:

For patients on insulinhttps://hertsvalleysdiabetes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/0d28e57abe500aeecce340a80c293df1-1.pdf

For patients on other diabetic medications  - Sick day rules - Diabetic medications

 

A new diabetes clinical advice service has been set up during Covid, for adults living with diabetes who use insulin .  It is there to support those who require immediate advice about their diabetes from a team of clinical advisors; it is not designed to replace the routine care you receive.  The helpline is staffed by health professional volunteers, with an expertise in diabetes.  0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.

Apps and online support for patients with Diabetes:
  • DigiBete App and DigiBete.org   For patients with Type 1 diabetes under 18 years, and their families
  • MyType1Diabetes.nhs.uk   Support for adult patients with Type 1 diabetes
  • Healthy Living  Structured support and education for patients with Type 2 diabetes

Does your long term condition get you down? Or do you find your mood/motivation stops you being able to properly manage your long term condition?

Get support from our GPs, or you can self refer to the local Wellbeing service:

www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/ 



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