The outpatient clinic
Besides the general outpatient clinic, we have smaller clinics each with its special functions. Here we treat patients with diabetes who have special needs. The clinics have their own opening hours and days.
The total range of treatment offered in the general outpatient clinic comprises
- Visits at intervals of 3-4 months (as individually agreed)
- Status examination every second year by a diabetes nurse and doctor
- Consultation with diabetes nurse as needed
- Consultation with clinical dietician as needed
- Screening for diabetic eye disease
- Examination/treatment by podiatrist as needed
- Attachment to 24-hour telephone counselling
- Home visits by diabetes nurse if necessary
- Course on type 2 diabetes (Type 2 Clinic)
- Teaching on the use of blood glucose and blood pressure apparatuses
- Blood tests and clinical physiological examinations
- Through prevention, screening, teaching, treatment of acute and chronic complications to contribute to improving the life quality of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, to avoid the development of diabetic complications and to prolong the patients’ lives.
- To strengthen the individual diabetes patient’s knowledge and self-care through individually arranged teaching and guidance, to enable the patient to manage his/her own disease working together on an equal footing with the cross-disciplinary treatment team.
- To involve the diabetes patient (and also perhaps relatives) in the treatment to the greatest possible extent, so that therapists and patient jointly set up individual treatment goals that include
Goals for blood glucose and number of measurement
- HbA1c (the long-term test)
- Blood pressure
- Blood lipids
- Urine albumin
- Regulation of insulin