Type 2 Diabetes Test

Free Diabetes Check from LloydsPharmacy

Type 2 Diabetes Test

At LloydsPharmacy we offer a FREE screening service to test whether you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. It's completely confidential and takes just a few minutes.

 

Have I got diabetes?

If you think you may have developed Type 2 Diabetes, we’re here to help. The free test is for people aged 16 and over who may be at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, a condition characterised by what is known as insulin resistance.

This is where the body does not effectively respond to the insulin produced, as a result blood sugar levels become too high. It can be managed by taking tablets such as Metformin and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 

Book Your Free Type 2 Diabetes Test
Book Your Free Type 2 Diabetes Test

How we test for diabetes

What to expect at a Type 2 Diabetes screening appointment booked in a LloydsPharmacy store

In a LloydsPharmacy, the service will take place in a private consultation room by a trained member of staff.

Step one

You will be asked a series of questions in order to help determine whether you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, including:

  • Your age
  • Your height, weight and waist measurement
  • Your level of daily activity
  • Your diet, in particular how many fruit and vegetables you eat
  • If you use high blood pressure medication
  • If you have ever had a high blood glucose reading
  • If any family member has diabetes

Step two

If you are at high risk, we will measure your blood pressure and your random blood glucose level, by taking a very small finger prick sample of blood. A random blood glucose test is a blood sugar test taken without needing to fast beforehand.

Step three

Depending on the results of this test, we may ask you to come back for further assessment. This will include:

  • A fasting blood glucose test, which involves taking a sample of blood when you have an empty stomach (usually first thing in the morning before you have breakfast)
  • Weight, height and waist measurement
  • Additional blood pressure measurements

We will also offer you lifestyle advice and recommend ways of reducing your chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes, tailored to your needs. If appropriate, we may refer you to your doctor.

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Want to learn more?

Our information pages are here to help you understand diabetes, including: the management of the condition, the difference between Type 1 and Type 2, and diabetic foot care.

 

Sign up to our 12 Week Risk Reduction Guide

Are you worried about your risk of developing type 2 diabetes? We've worked with Leicester Diabetes Centre to develop a 12 week plan you can follow to help reduce your risk of developing the condition. From simple swaps you can make, to exercises you can try, why not sign up and receive the first email today?

 

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Frequently asked questions

The consultation will only take a few minutes, but as long as necessary to answer any questions you may have.

 

No, you don't. You may be asked to select an appointment when it is busy or you may want to request a particular time for peace of mind.

 

No, this particular service is free.

 

We've been carrying out Type 2 Diabetes screening tests since 2003 to increase awareness of the condition and encourage people to get screened, and have now completed tests for over 1.5 million people.

 

To have your diabetes screening test, visit your local LloydsPharmacy.