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Patients with diabetes

If you manage your diabetes with your diet there is no need to contact the department.

If you have an Insulin pump, advice can be obtained from your pump team but you should aim  to keep your blood glucose levels at 7mmol/L.

If you take tablets or insulin you may have to alter what you normally take and when; This information can be gained from the doctor during the consultation before your procedure or by telephoning the medications advice line, this is an answerphone and a nurse will return your call and give you the information you require. We aim to answer all calls within 24 hours, but please be aware the Endoscopy service does not operate routinely on a weekend and you may have to wait a little longer at peak times.

Medication advice line for Cheltenham appointments: 0300 422 3370

Medication advice line for Gloucester appointments: 0300 422 8232