09 April 2021
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Diabetes is a disorder that results in the level of sugar in the blood being too high. There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2, with type 2 being the most common. With modern treatment and preventative care, it means that fewer people develop complications from diabetes.
At Spire Manchester Hospital, we run a diabetes clinic where you will have a consultation with Professor John New, Consultant Endocrinologist to discuss your medical history and symptoms. If blood tests are required, we will check your thyroid, kidney, liver and cholesterol as well as checking your blood pressure.
From these blood results a bespoke treatment plan will be prepared for you. Fortunately, over the last 15 years we have gained many more medications which let your consultant tailor your treatment according to your needs. These treatments, as well as improving your diabetes, don't cause hypoglycaemia and can help maintain your weight.
Diabetes is one of the common causes for heart disease, in some cases you may need to be referred to our cardiology team for other tests and treatment.
If you have diabetes retinopathy, you will be referred to Professor Stanga, Consultant Ophthalmologist where we provide an integrated diabetes and eye service.
We also work closely with specialist dietitians who will develop a bespoke diet and lifestyle plan for you.
Professor John New encourages his patients to stay in contact via email, so he can continue to support you throughout your journey.
What our patients say
“Due to Dr New's immediate intervention and education on how to manage my diabetes I am fully in control of my medication, managing the change and starting back at the gym!” Marc
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment, simply call Spire Manchester Hospital on 0161 447 6700.
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