At Maswell Park Pharmacy, we offer a screening service to test whether you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and we also provide blood pressure check. It's completely confidential and takes just a few minutes.
During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are working hard to ensure that our pharmacist can provide services, care and advice to you safely. Here are some of the things we are doing to keep you safe.
We're providing the service in line with the Government guidance on social distancing.
1. Our colleagues will be wearing PPE. 2. We will be aiming to limit the time you spend in contact with our pharmacist in our consultation room. 3. We will clean the consultation room before and after every appointment.
If you think you may have developed type 2 diabetes, we’re here to help. The 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.
The service takes 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 diabetes, including:
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.
Depending on the results of this test, we may ask you to come back for further assessment.
This will include:
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.
The consultation will only take 15 minutes, but our pharmacy team will take 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 make an appointment when it is busy or you may want to request a particular time for peace of mind. Please call the pharmacy to find out more.
Yes, the service costs £8.00 for Blood pressure check + screening service, payment will be taken in store at the time of your test.