At Crest Pharmacy, our diabetes risk awareness service in West Midlands is here to help you!
There are up to half a million people in the UK who have diabetes but remain undiagnosed. At Crest Pharmacy in West Midlands, via a quick and simple finger-prick blood test, our Diabetes Risk Awareness Service provides you with an assessment to better understand your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. This is worked out by measuring your average blood sugar level over the previous 3 months.
This test checks your levels of HbA1c. This biomarker is used to confirm whether you have (or are at risk of developing) diabetes. It is a potentially life-saving test and it is quite common for people to have diabetes and not know about it. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality. For anyone who already knows they have diabetes, regular HbA1c checks are essential to monitor progress.
Following this test out team of pharmacists can advise you on what actions you can take to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes or refer you to your GP if necessary.
You can be tested in our clinic, or you can purchase one of our home test kits and test at home at your own convenience.
Contact us for more information!