Diabetes

The practice has two diabetic nurses, Barbara and Iris and a GP with a special interest in Diabetes, Dr Mummery.

Barbara runs a diabetic clinic on a Tuesday morning, jointly with Mariana one of our HCAs.  Mariana takes some initial measurements, such as BP, BMI and will perform your foot check.  You will then see Barbara to discuss your diabetic care.  If you cannot attend the Tuesday morning clinic, alternative times can be made available

Dr Mummery has a special interest in Diabetes and is able to see patients with complex or uncontrolled diabetes.  He is trained in insulin initiation and regularly meets with Mark Spring, Consultant Endocrinologist at Kingston Hospital, to plan the care of her patients. Dr Mummery is at Orchard on a Tuesday morning.  

The Diabetes UK website has lots of useful information about your condition, and how to live well with diabetes:

If you have Type 2 Diabetes you can also book directly on to Diabetes Education Programmes running in South London via this link:

This includes structured education courses where you attend a group educational session, for example the Desmond course or remote support provided completely online, such as the Oviva project.  You can also find out more about what each course is able to offer through the link above.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening is provided by the South West London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.  You can contact them by calling 0333 456 0223 or email swl.desp@nhs.net if you need to re-arrange or book your appointment.

You can find out more about why it is important to attend regular eye screening appointments on the following webpage:

or watch this video: