Type 2 Diabetes Test with blood pressure check


Type 2 Diabetes Test with blood pressure check

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.

Have I got diabetes?

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.

How we test for diabetes

Step one

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:

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

Step two

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.

Step three

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

How long will the service take?

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.

Do I have to pay for the service?

Yes, the service costs £8.00 for Blood pressure check + screening service, payment will be taken in store at the time of your test.


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Our Address:
Maswell Park Pharmacy, 6 Central Avenue, Hounslow, TW3 2QH
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