Diabetes Clinic explained

The Diabetes Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital will be the focus of this month’s Cayman Islands Diabetes Association meeting tomorrow at 6 pm.

This month’s meeting, at the Orchid Conference Room in Cayman Islands Hospital, will concentrate on the clinic, which is run out of General Practice at the hospital, explained Bethany Smith, community dietician at the Health Services Authority.

‘We will provide an overview of the Diabetes Clinic – when it is held, what services are provided, what resources are available and how people can benefit from it,’ she said.

Dr. Angella Glidden, family practitioner at the GP clinic, will be speaking at the meeting, Ms Smith added.

‘Through the Diabetes Clinic, patients can keep track of the different blood work that needs to be done, and check on their eye and foot care. In addition, specialist referrals can be coordinated as needed.

‘Patients can centralise their management so they can keep on top of all aspects of their care as it relates to diabetes,’ she said

Families can play a big part in helping the patient.

‘We would encourage patients and their families to come so they can learn how to better manage their diabetes.

‘The more knowledge that everyone has, the better chance of preventing complications from diabetes,’ Ms Smith added.

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