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Type 2 Diabetes Test

The prevalence of diabetes is rising alarmingly. There are an estimated 4.5 million people living with Diabetes in the UK*, with around 700 people a day being diagnosed. That’s the equivalent of one person every two minutes.**

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

This service is for people 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.

What does this service offer?

The service will take place in a private consultation room by a trained member of staff. You will be asked a series of questions in order to help determine whether you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabates, including:

  • Your age
  • Your height, weight and waist measurement
  • Your 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

If you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, we can advise you on how to slow or even reduce your risk of developing the condition. If you are at high risk, we will measure your blood pressure and your blood glucose level, by taking a very small finger-prick sample of blood.

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. If appropriate, we may refer you to your doctor.

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FAQ'S

How long will the service take?

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

Do I have to make an appointment?

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. You can do this using our booking form.

Do I have to pay for the service?

No, this particular service is free.

How do I know it's a good quality service?

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.

What do I do next?

To have your diabetes screening test, visit your local LloydsPharmacy or request an appointment using our booking form.

Further information

For more information on diabetes visit www.diabetes.co.uk.

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*Quality and Outcomes Framework (2014/15), Diabetes Prevalence Model 2016 (Public Health England) and 2012 APHO Diabetes Prevalence Model.

**Figure based on newly diagnosed figures from the 2011/12 and 2012/13 National Diabetes Audit, extrapolated up to the whole population with diabetes indicated by the QoF data for the equivalent years and divided by two to give an annual average