Diabetes Risk Awareness Service

Diabetes Risk awareness Service

*'This service may or may not be funded by the NHS and varies by locality.*

Since 1996 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 1.4 million to over 2.6 million. By 2025 it is estimated that over four million people will have diabetes.

It is also estimated that there are up to half a million more people in the UK who have diabetes but have not been diagnosed. This is because symptoms may develop over a period of time and the connection with diabetes may not be made.
 
Our Diabetes Risk Awareness Service can help you to understand whether you are potentially at risk of developing diabetes. You can therefore take action to prevent this happening.

 

How does it work?

The Diabetes Risk Awareness Service is conducted by trained members of the pharmacy team in our private consultation area and includes:

The consultation should last around 30 minutes.

 

1
A discussion about your lifestyle, such as your diet and how much exercise you take
2
Taking a measure of your blood glucose level over the last 2-3 months which gives an indication of the likely risks of developing Type 2 diabetes
3
Advice about ways in which you can reduce the risks of developing Type 2 diabetes

 

Are you eligible for this service?

If you answer ‘yes' to any of the following questions, you are NOT eligible for this service.

  1. Do you have diabetes (Type 1 or 2)?
  2. Could you be pregnant?
  3. Do you have a blood disorder such as haemophilia or polycythaemia?
  4. Do you have any other blood related disorders such as high levels of Haemoglobin F, S or C or Rheumatoid factor?

 

Arranging an appointment

Speak to a member of the pharmacy team for more information about the Diabetes Risk Awareness Service.

 
 
 

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