Chronic Disease Care
Asthma Services & Diabetes Services
The following services may be performed by your doctor:
Peak Expiratory flow rate measurements (PEFR); a simple breathing test which measures airflow from the lungs & can be used to both monitor & help to diagnose asthma.
Nebuliser treatment for acute asthma attacks. Medication can be delivered by inhaling the relieving drug in the droplet form created by a nebuliser.
Smoking Cessation: This is a dificult task and we advise you get as much help as possible.
Inhaler technique: how to use your inhaler correctly. As time passes, inhaler requirements may change and technique needs to be reviewed regularly.
Referal to a Respiratory Physician in severe cases.
Both Doctors and Nurses are dedicated to maximising the health of our diabetic patients. We encourage regular review for diabetic patients for the purposes of health promotion, and screening for Diabetic complications.
The following services are available:
Full diagnostic screening tests: are available ie. fasting glucose tests and Glucose tolerance tests, as well as monitoring blood tests e.g. HbA1C.
Management & Surveillence: Diabetics may be reviewed by either the doctor or the nurse for ongoing diabetic management, and surveillence for complications.
Advice: on diet, exercise, lifestyle,and bloodsugar monitoring will be given.
Further examinations: for example: footcare; healthy heart ( including E.C.G.Test); and kidney function monitoring will be offered.
Integrated Care: Where appropriate we will also liase with other relevant healthcare professionals, regarding comprehensive integrated diabetic care.