Blood Glucose Testing
Nearly one million Australians are people
diagnosed as living with diabetes; and possibly as many again are not aware
that they have diabetes. A diagnosis can be difficult to come to terms with,
but living with diabetes especially if blood glucose levels are poorly
controlled can have major repercussions on your health.
280 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes every day.
Chemist offer a screening test for blood glucose for anyone over 18 who have
not previously been diagnosed as having diabetes.
Who should take this test and why?
who has not had their blood glucose tested in the last 6 months and has not
been diagnosed with diabetes should consider having this simple test performed.
What will this test tell you?
A random blood glucose test will
NOT tell you that you do or do not have diabetes. A high blood glucose reading
from this test only indicates that there MAY be an issue and you should visit
your doctor for more specific testing.
Capital Chemist pharmacies have a device which calculates your blood glucose
levels over the previous three months (HBA1c) and this is a very reliable
indicator of blood glucose status, ask your Capital Chemist pharmacists about
you don't want to have a finger prick test our pharmacists can evaluate your
potential risk of diabetes by undertaking an AUSDRISK questionnaire with you.
Learn more about blood glucose monitoring
Learn more about diabetes
about eating well
about keeping active
Learn about diabetes and daily life