Just read this surprising article on the Diabetes UK website. It seems many diabetics have not been having their annual checks with their GPs or clinics. Here is an extract from the article:
Two thirds of adults with diabetes in England and Wales are not receiving all their vital annual health checks. The checks to review blood glucose levels (HbA1c), body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, feet, and eyesight through retinal screening are crucial for effective diabetes management and early identification of the development of complications.
If you are a diabetic make sure you attend regularly with your GP or diabetic clinic for your check ups.