Type 2 Diabetes Screening

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Type 2 Diabetes Screening - Broadheath Pharmacy, Altrincham

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 Broadheath Pharmacy, Altrincham or call on 0161 929 7144 to for a consultation and a screening test.

Lynne Elliot
Lynne Elliot
Brilliant staff great delivery service had trouble with last pharmacy getting prescription on time these guys sorted it out in no time
Bobby Stokes
Bobby Stokes
Excellent service. Medications always ready for me to collect. Really pleased I changed from large pharmacy to Broadheath.
Margaret Tognaccini
Margaret Tognaccini
Brilliant service always has been the pharmacist is very helpful & very polite,plus they have a great delivery service & the drivers are always polite & helpful too
Julia Harrison
Julia Harrison
I was very pleased to find Broadheath Pharmacy had the medication I needed in stock after I failed to find it at other local pharmacies. They were helpful on the phone and I got what I needed, thank you.
Nicola Stewart
Nicola Stewart
Used this pharmacy for the first time yesterday and found the staff and in particular the pharmacist extremely helpful, professional and very understanding. I will be using this pharmacy going forward as I discovered how important a pharmacy with these qualities is when you need it to be
Aqeel Ansari
Aqeel Ansari
Good staff and helpful
Ryan Joyce
Ryan Joyce
Very reliable and speedy service. Always friendly and give great advice when needed. I've been using this pharmacy for around a year now and I've never had any issues whatsoever.