Manage Your Diabetes with Valiant’s Diabetes Annual Review Screenings.

Manage Your Diabetes with Valiant’s Diabetes Annual Review Screenings.

Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. The good news? With the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of complications. Early stages of complications from diabetes can occur without your knowledge. That is why it is important to get yourself screened regularly for diabetes-related complications.

Annual diabetes complication screening is recommended for all individuals with diabetes. The purpose of this screening is to detect any potential complication at an early stage and intervene with lifestyle changes or medications to reduce the risk of progression. Prevention and treatment of the complications of diabetes mellitus have the potential to improve quality of life and increase life expectanThe rate of cardiovascular disease is markedly elevated among patients with type II diabetes, leading to an increased mortality rate compared with the general population.4,5 In addition, microvascular complications, which include retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy, can progress to end-stage outcomes such as blindness, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and amputation. Screening and early treatment for diabetic complications have been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of end-stage disease

Types of diabetes screenings

For adults, make sure you’re checked at least once a year for the following diabetic complications:

  • Eye problems (diabetic retinopathy) through retinopathy screening
  • Nerve damage and circulation through foot examinations
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Kidney disease screening (diabetic nephropathy)
  • Depending on your health and medical history, our physicians may check for other problems as well.


A member of our team will reach out to you & quickly get you booked in for an appointment with the most relevant member of our diabetes team.

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    Screening for nerve damage and circulation with foot examinations

    People with diabetes should have a foot examination at least once a year. Your feet will be looked at and you can expect to be tested for the feeling in your feet, including your sense of touch, hot and cold sensations and they may test for the circulation in your feet as well.

    Annual Diabetes Screening

    Screening for eye problems (Retinopathy)

    Annual Diabetes Screening

    Everyone with diabetes, who is 12 years old or over, should receive a retinal examination once a year. At the screening, you will have a photograph taken of your retina, to check how healthy it is.

    Screening for cholesterol

    As someone with diabetes, your level of cholesterol should be tested once a year. A sample of blood will need to be taken, usually from a vein on the inside of your elbow.

    Diabetes Screening

    Blood pressure screening

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    You will probably be familiar with blood pressure screening. The doctor or nurse should be able to let you know what the result is almost instantly. Whilst carrying out the test, they may also check your pulse.

    Screening for kidney disease (Nephropathy)

    One of the easier tests to carry out, you will be asked to provide a sample of your urine. The sample will be tested to see whether there is protein in the urine.

    Annual Diabetes Screening

    Other screening tests

    One of the easier tests to carry out, you will be asked to provide a sample of your urine. The sample will be tested to see whether there is protein in the urine.

    Screening for children

    Children under 12 may be checked for some of these conditions as well, depending on their health and medical history. For a full list of the health checks you should expect to receive each year, see below:


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