Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes – What Happens Next?

Last week, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

In all honesty, I have no idea how I got away with it for so long?

For years, my diet’s been terrible (chocoholic) and my ability to exercise ceased long ago.

I hadn’t been feeling well for a while. My vision was blurred, I had an unquenchable thirst and I was getting up to pee at least twice a night (which I’d never done).

It turns out these are all classic symptoms of Diabetes.

My GP prescribed medication and arranged for me to see the Practice Nurse. The nurse referred me to a Chiropodist, an eye clinic and a Diabetic management program.

Okay, so that was the short version of what happened. The reason I’ve written it like this is twofold:

This all happened within a week, in a pandemic, what would we do without the NHS?


Why is diagnosing Diabetes so efficient compared to other health conditions?

I know, I know, other conditions have their own challenges when it comes to diagnosis. Even so, this streamlined timeline is impressive.

There are so many Diabetes questions I want to answer in future posts. This one is a placeholder so I can add diabetes to the menu.

In the meantime, if like me, you need education about Diabetes I recommend you visit:

NHS Diabetes
Diabetes UK

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