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Improving diabetes care

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Hounslow CCG has a Diabetes Patient Reference Group in place. The group aims to represent the views of people with diabetes and carers in the local area. The group provides a way to capture these views and ensure that they are used to influence and shape decisions on the design and delivery of diabetes services in the Hounslow.

The Hounslow Diabetes Patient Reference Group has a membership that includes patients, carers and community leaders/representatives. A local Hounslow clinician, Dr Raquel Delgado is the Diabetes Lead for Hounslow CCG; the group meet quarterly in the year.

The Hounslow Diabetes Patient Reference Group feeds into the Hounslow Diabetes Clinical Network. The Hounslow Diabetes Clinical Network brings together a range of diabetes health professionals to bring improvements to the quality of diabetes care. The Hounslow Diabetes Patient Reference Group will feed directly into the Diabetes Clinical Network, ensuring that people are able to have a say and influence decisions made about local diabetes services.

You can find Hounslow CCG's Diabetes Service leaflet here.

Information on diabetes

Diabetes is a common lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. In the UK, approximately three million people are affected by diabetes. There are also thought to be around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes.

Diabetes can cause various symptoms. Symptoms common to both type1 and type2 diabetes includes: 

  • Feeling thirsty
  • Urinating frequently, particularly at night
  • Feeling  very tired
  • Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk.

Use the link below to assess your risk of type2 diabetes. If you are worried that you have any symptoms of diabetes then please visit your GP.