Diabetes – when should I visit my GP?

World Diabetes Day

The 14th November is World Diabetes Day.

Over recent years there has been a dramatic increase in patient’s being diagnosed with diabetes. Treating diabetes and its associated complications now accounts for a significant proportion of the annual NHS Budget.

If left untreated diabetes can cause blindness, neuropathy and can lead to amputation. It is therefore important to know the early warning signs and to seek help as quickly as possible.


Diabetes UK sets out on its website the most common symptoms of diabetes as follows:

  • Going to the toilet a lot, especially at night.
  • Being really thirsty.
  • Feeling more tired than usual.
  • Losing weight without trying to.
  • Genital itching or thrush.
  • Cuts and wounds take longer to heal.
  • Blurred vision.

It advises that if people are suffering from some of these symptoms that they should contact their GP to be checked for diabetes. These sentiments are echoed on the NHS Choices website.

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