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Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level to become too high.

There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Everyone with diabetes runs the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, a condition that may cause blindness or serious damage to eyesight.

As part of a national screening programme, anyone with diabetes over the age of 12 years is invited to have their eyes checked.

Visit NHSinform Website for more information about the screening programme.

To change your appointment, please phone 0141 277 7417 and one of our staff will be on hand to offer you a more convenient appointment time.