The Diabetes Clinical Reference Group (CRG) is a clinically led working group with a membership that includes Wandsworth GPs and practice staff, community and hospital doctors, specialist nurses and therapists, commissioning/project management as well as patients, carers and Wandsworth Council representation.
Dr Neil Bamford is a GP in the Wandle Locality. As Clinical Lead for Diabetes, Dr Bamford chairs the Diabetes CRG which meets every eight weeks. Jane French is Commissioning Lead for Diabetes and is the management lead for the Diabetes CRG.
The Diabetes CRG aims to make sure that the people of Wandsworth receive the best possible services in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and are given the support they need to manage their condition to stay as healthy as possible.
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 type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:
- Feeling very 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 type 2 diabetes. If you are worried that you have any symptoms of diabetes then please visit your GP.
We are working with Diabetes UK and Wandsworth Council to recruit for Wandsworth Diabetes Champions.
Listen to Dr Neil Bamford's interview with Wandsworth Radio on how Diabetes Champions can help fight diabetes in Wandsworth
Listen to Dr Neil Bamford's interview with Croydon Radio talking about what being a Diabetes Champion entails.