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EXTRA ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

 As part of Extended Access we can now offer routine GP or Nurse

appointments at Comberton Surgery on Tuesday evenings, plus day time

aappointments are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Please

call our Reception on 01223 870250 to book an appointment or to

ask for more information.  

 

The surgery and dispensary are open from:
8.30am - 1pm   &
2.00- 6pm    Mon-Friday.
Please telephone during these hours for an appointment.  The doctors will normally be available to speak to patients between 11.30-12pm and 3.15-3.45pm

 
Disabled Access

We have recently had new electric doors installed to improve disabled access to our surgery. If you require further assistance please phone ahead or ring the doorbell by the front door.

 

Travelling abroad and live near Cambridge?

Harston Surgery Travel Clinic is now open to all, for all your travel health needs. Click on Travel information for more information

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT GIVE PRIVATE MENINGITIS B VACCINATION.

Out of hours emergencies are now triaged by the NHS 111 service who will arrange appropriate further care/advice.  For the Out of hours service please ‘phone 111. If you need immediate urgent medical help, phone 999.

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Diabetes

<h3>Diabetes</h3> <p><img style="height: 300px; width: 145px; float: right; border-width: 0px;" alt="diabetes word cloud" src="/images/diabeteswords.jpg" />Diabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.</p> <p>According to the charity <a href="http://www.diabetes.org.uk/">Diabetes UK</a>, more than two million people in the UK have the condition and up to 750,000 more are believed to have it without realising they do.</p> <p>More than three-quarters of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes mellitus. This used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes mellitus. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing as it commoner in the overweight and obese, which is itself a growing problem.</p> <p>The remainder have type 1 diabetes mellitus, which used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.</p> <h3>What's the treatment for diabetes?</h3> <p>It's recognised that the sooner the blood sugar levels are brought under control, the better the long term prospects of preventing damage. Lifestyle advice about diet, weight management and regular activity is the first step.</p> <p>Type 1 diabetes will require immediate insulin therapy, Type 2 diabetes will first be managed with a drug called Metformin, if lifestyle changes alone aren't effective. There are now several other drugs used in type 2 diabetes, although eventually some type 2 diabetics will need insulin therapy as it's a progressive disease</p> <hr /> <h3>Diabetes UK - How to take a blood glucose test</h3> <p align="center"><iframe width="400" height="233" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j-KN7FW9UVc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"> </iframe></p> <p>There is further information and education on the <a href="http://uk.youtube.com/user/diabetesukcharity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span color="#964646" style="color: #964646;">Diabetes UK Video Site</span></a></p> <hr /> <h3>Useful Links</h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthtalkonline.org/chronichealthissues/Diabetes_Type_2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diabetes - Healthtalkonline</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.healthtalkonline.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <img style="float: right; margin: 2px; border-width: 0px;" alt="Healthtalkonline" src="/images/health/healthtalkonline.jpg" /> </a>Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.</p> <p><a href="http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/diabetes1.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <span color="#964646" style="color: #964646;">Type 1 Diabetes</span> </a> <br /> <span color="#303030" style="color: #303030;">An excellent resource with useful information and references relating to Type 1 Diabetes. </span></p> <p><a href="http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/diabetes2.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <span color="#964646" style="color: #964646;">Type 2 Diabetes<br /></span> </a>A useful resource regarding Type 2 Diabetes. <a title="Diabetes UK" href="http://www.diabetes.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img style="float: right; margin: 2px; border-width: 0px;" alt="Diabetes UK" src="http://www.mysurgerywebsite.co.uk/website/D00000/files/Diabetes Logo.png" /></a></p> <p><a title="Diabetes UK" href="http://www.diabetes.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <span color="#964646" style="color: #964646;">Diabetes UK</span> </a> <br />Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Diabetes/Pages/Introduction.aspx?url=Pages/What-is-it.aspx&amp;r=1&amp;rtitle=Diabetes+-+Introduction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NHS</a> <br />Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Diabetes</p> <hr /> <p><em>These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.</em></p>

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