Type 2 Diabetes Screening

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Type 2 Diabetes Screening - Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool

What is diabetes?

 

Diabetes is a condition where a person’s cells does not utilise blood sugar as it should or when the pancreas does not release enough insulin which is used to activate cells in the body to utilise sugar. This leads to someone’s blood sugar becoming exceedingly high. This is known as hyperglycaemia. Sustained hyperglycaemia is known as diabetes.

 

What is the difference between diabetes types?

 

Diabetes is commonly split into two different types – 1 and 2. Type 1 diabetes is an inherited form of the condition where the body actively attacks the cells in the pancreas responsible for producing insulin which activates cells in the blood to utilise sugar. You are usually born with condition or develop it during childhood. Those who suffer from type 1 diabetes require insulin therapy as treatment.

 

Type 2 diabetes occurs when a person’s cells become “insulin resistant”. Research suggests that there is a strong correlation between central obesity and insulin resistance. This often occurs due to lifestyle choices such as an unhealthy diet and a lack of physical activity. Type 2 diabetes is more common in those whose family have a history of diabetes.

 

Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes to watch out for:

 

Type 2 diabetes can go undetected for years after developing the condition. It is always useful to check in with a GP or local healthcare professional if you think you may be at risk or have developed type 2 diabetes.

 

Some common symptoms that undiagnosed diabetics may experience include:

  • Feeling thirsty constantly
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Slowly healing cuts and bruises
  • Unnaturally quick weight loss and loss of muscle mass
  • Yeast infection
  • Constant itchiness
  • Black, blotchy skin

Type 2 diabetes screening:

 

Type 2 Diabetes screening is vital in confirming whether or not the symptoms you may be experiencing is as a result of having type 2 diabetes. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, are overweight or experiencing some of the classic type 2 diabetes symptoms, you should visit a healthcare professional. At our pharmacy, we offer an on-site screening service to test whether you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The pharmacist will take a finger prick sample of blood for a point of care fasting glucose or HbA1c test. Both will confirm whether you are at risk of developing the condition or diabetic already.

 

Our pharmacists will offer a full consultation and give you bespoke advice on how to:

  • eat healthy
  • become more active

Drop-in today at Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool or call on 0151 425 2224 to for a consultation and a screening test.

Dave Murphy
Dave Murphy
Great pharmacy i just carnt find any faults well done hale villiage . Very helpful staff
Sue Ward
Sue Ward
Very helpful. Always putting the customer first.....
Sue Gerrard
Sue Gerrard
Always had fantastic service from our village pharmacy. Friendly, professional and extremely helpful advice given. During the lockdown weeks, Mike and all the staff worked very hard to ensure this service was provided in a safe manner within the premises and the continued delivery service, vital to so many in the village. Thank you to all concerned, we certainly appreciate all you have done and continue to do.
Madi Gomez
Madi Gomez
Great pharmacy ! Always have my medication on time and friendly staff
Pat Lewis
Pat Lewis
Cannot fault this pharmacy! The service received has always been excellent, including during the recent more difficult months of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sound advice and sympathetic assistance has been offered throughout by this pharmacy’s caring staff, especially to its most vulnerable customers.
De Newman
De Newman
Absolutely fantastic team in this chemist my an the kid's meds never a issue for them when they get changed by gps etc if there anything at all they ring me just a great service thanks all ??
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