Looking for a reliable way to check for diabetes? Our diabetes check service can help. With just a simple finger prick blood test, we can accurately determine your blood sugar levels and provide you with results in minutes. If needed, our pharmacist can also offer expert advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle and effectively manage your diabetes.
But what exactly is diabetes?
It’s a condition that affects how the body uses and stores glucose, a type of sugar that is the main source of energy for cells. Glucose comes from carbohydrates found in foods like fruit, cereal, bread, pasta, and rice, and is released into the bloodstream when these foods are consumed. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps regulate blood sugar levels by allowing cells to use glucose for energy. People with diabetes may not produce enough insulin or may be unable to use the insulin they do produce effectively.
So why should you get a diabetes check?
A blood glucose test is an important tool for accurately diagnosing diabetes. If you have any of the following symptoms, it may be worth considering a diabetes check:
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Unintentional weight loss
- Recurrent thrush or genital itching
- Blurred vision
- Slow healing of cuts and scrapes
If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications like heart disease, nerve damage, blindness, and kidney disease. By getting a blood test, you can find out if you have diabetes and get the treatment you need to manage the condition and reduce your risk of developing these complications. Don’t hesitate to visit our pharmacy and take advantage of our diabetes check service.
How much does it cost?
This service is available for a fee of N500.