Northland DHB Diabetes
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus)
Diabetes is a condition that affects the way your body deals with sugar. The amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by insulin which is a hormone produced by the pancreas (an organ that lies near your stomach).
- change in your weight
- feeling thirsty
- excessive passing of urine
- blurred vision
- slow healing of sores
- tingling in hands and feet.
- dietitian, to advise you on healthy eating
- podiatrist, for foot care
- dentist, to ensure your gums and teeth are well maintained
- nurse, to help with day-to-day management of your diabetes
- ophthalmologist, to monitor your eyes.
Conditions/ Procedures / Treatments
Diabetes and Kidney Disease: Patient Information Sheet
This information sheet is produced by the Northland District Health Board's Diabetes Service to provide information for patients with both diabetes and kidney disease. More
Diabetes Wellness Plan
New HbA1c Measurement: Conversion Table and Interpretation
HbA1c is used to monitor your control of your diabetes.… More
Click here to access a list of information sheets for people with diabetes More
Sick Day Advice for People with Type 2 Diabetes
The Safe Use of Insulin
Click here to view a brochure written by the Diabetes service on:… More
Travelling Overseas for People with Diabetes
Touch the Toes Test
Diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet meaning you can't feel sharps things as well.… More
Below are documents that provide advice on how to adjust your insulin:… More
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This page was last updated at 10:14AM on April 19, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Diabetes.