A new GP led diabetes service is being offered to around 70,000 people across the country.
Details of the Diabetes Cycle of Care service will be unveiled today.
Patients with type 2 diabetes can avail of regular check-ups from GPs under the scheme.
It is in a bid to reduce the levels of blindness and amputations amongst patients.
Doctors can already sign up to the scheme and it will be offered to patients from tomorrow.