Get a free diabetes screening test at your Asda Pharmacy
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Get a free diabetes screening test at your Asda Pharmacy

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Found 11th Jan 2013
Recent reports suggest that 700,000 people in the UK are set to have diabetes by the end of the decade – but new research for Asda shows that more than half of people don’t see it as a health concern.

That’s one of the reasons we’re offering free diabetes tests for customers and colleagues at our 253 Asda Pharmacies nationwide. There’s no need to make an appointment – you can simply pop in as you do your weekly shop.
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Tesco do it free as well.You are not to eat or drink after 9pm the night before .Go in to Asda/Tesco in the morning and they will do the test then
Everybody should do this and make people realise how serious and life changing condition this really is. But very treatable.
If you do have it, would they be obliged to put it on your records?
No as i dont think i was asked my full name and defenatly not my Doctors name.
Your medical records? What reason would you have for not wanting your doctor etc to know?
A doctor once told me that these free tests are the absolute bane of their life. People often ignore the part where you aren't supposed to eat anything after 9 the night before, they could be taking the test at the end of their lunch break - an hour after eating a mars bar and having a bottle of energy drink - and it messes with the results, causing a flood of non-diabetic people pour into their doc office convinced they're diabetic. If you're worried about possibly having diabetes, go to your doc first and skip this nonsense.
philyyy

Your medical records? What reason would you have for not wanting your … Your medical records? What reason would you have for not wanting your doctor etc to know?



Suddenly my car insurance would go through the roof would probably be one reason
My Tesco wouldnt do a blood test if i had eaten after 9pm the night before and turned away a guy who said he had coffee in the morning.
Edited by: "patti" 11th Jan 2013
My Mums Mum had diabetes and my dads dad had heart disease so did his brother, so I'm bound to develop one of the two I just hope I'm not a burden on the NHS and that when the time comes its quick.
Matty1255

My Mums Mum had diabetes and my dads dad had heart disease so did his … My Mums Mum had diabetes and my dads dad had heart disease so did his brother, so I'm bound to develop one of the two I just hope I'm not a burden on the NHS and that when the time comes its quick.



What about your Mum or Dad,you didn't mention them in all that doom & gloom lol
shadowdogg

Suddenly my car insurance would go through the roof would probably be one … Suddenly my car insurance would go through the roof would probably be one reason

Don't talk wet, why would your car insurance go up!
coxy76

Don't talk wet, why would your car insurance go up!



well actually having diabetes means you have to let the DVLA know of the disability, then you have to re-apply for your license every 3 years subject to medical reports, and yes the insurance companies hammer you too for the supposed additional risk!!!
Great find. Thanks OP!
StilettoAddict

well actually having diabetes means you have to let the DVLA know of the … well actually having diabetes means you have to let the DVLA know of the disability, then you have to re-apply for your license every 3 years subject to medical reports, and yes the insurance companies hammer you too for the supposed additional risk!!!

Since the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) came into effect at the end of 1996, insurers can only refuse cover or charge more for cover if they have evidence of increased risk. Most of the evidence available about drivers with diabetes indicates that they are no higher risk than any other driver. As a result of this many insurance companies no longer ask about diabetes when you apply for insurance.
StilettoAddict

well actually having diabetes means you have to let the DVLA know of the … well actually having diabetes means you have to let the DVLA know of the disability, then you have to re-apply for your license every 3 years subject to medical reports, and yes the insurance companies hammer you too for the supposed additional risk!!!




"re-apply for your license every 3 years" ONLY if you are on Insulin.
StilettoAddict

well actually having diabetes means you have to let the DVLA know of the … well actually having diabetes means you have to let the DVLA know of the disability, then you have to re-apply for your license every 3 years subject to medical reports, and yes the insurance companies hammer you too for the supposed additional risk!!!



I organised insurance for my diabetic (type 1 ie uses insulin) brother this year. He was classed as 'DVLA aware, no restrictions'. Yes it had to be stated on the application forms but no it didn't affect the premium (went with Admiral in the end).
If your diabetes is treated by diet alone or diet and tablets, you do not need to inform the DVLA
deckysw

Everybody should do this and make people realise how serious and life … Everybody should do this and make people realise how serious and life changing condition this really is. But very treatable.



treatable ? since when !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
ijjub

treatable ? since when !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



I think they mean you can treat it with insulin (manage is probably a better word) which means that it's that not a life sentence. Life can go on fairly normally so long as you manage your diabetes well and learn to live, and deal, with it. There will be a few blips along the way but look after yourself and you should be ok.
Or you could, of course, just ask your GP for a test, and still pay nothing.
Great I didnt know about this, need to get my done.
The advice is to never shop on an empty stomach, so call me cynical but once tested aren't you just going to fill a trolley with marked down Christmas choccies etc?
Gotta do this myself!
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