Tesco Pharmacy FREE Health Check
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Tesco Pharmacy FREE Health Check

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Found 6th Jan 2015
From 5th January to the 31st, Tesco will be offering 40,000 free Health Checks at their in-store pharmacies. The Health Check involves measuring your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels and checking your BMI (weight). It takes around 20 minutes and the results can be discussed with a pharmacist straight away **.

** Health Check usually £10 which consists of weight management, blood pressure check, cholesterol test and diabetes screening. Cholesterol test and diabetes screening requires a simple finger pinprick test. Not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women or anyone under the age of 18. All sales and services are at the discretion of the Pharmacist.

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Do you pre book or turn up, I can't see anything about that.

free at your gp and probably best to get this done on empty stomach (before breakfast) or else the diabetes screening is pretty much pointless.

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vix20

Do you pre book or turn up, I can't see anything about that.

just turn up and ask the pharmacist about the free health check.
Edited by: "subashour" 6th Jan 2015

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sunnyhot

free at your gp and probably best to get this done on empty stomach … free at your gp and probably best to get this done on empty stomach (before breakfast) or else the diabetes screening is pretty much pointless.

right, but you're just avoiding the wait if yours is busy. It just may be more convenient to someone.

subashour

right, but you're just avoiding the wait if yours is busy. It just may … right, but you're just avoiding the wait if yours is busy. It just may be more convenient to someone.




This Explains About Fasting Blood Sugars Test
diabetes.co.uk/dia…tml
Edited by: "Boz" 6th Jan 2015

This is NOT just for January .. I did one of these very same Tesco free 'Health Checks' last Year (for the very 1st time too) .. but mine was more like in March'14?, or May'14?, so .....

Keep your eyes peeled .. as it were ... lol. :-)

Bare that in mind?, as it may just help some of you that are perhaps not able to hook up the 'January slots'?. :-)

LANGDJ

It raises awareness so it's Hot from me



Definitely.

subashour

right, but you're just avoiding the wait if yours is busy. It just may be … right, but you're just avoiding the wait if yours is busy. It just may be more convenient to someone.



Useful for those living in Sunbury.:p

Good find. my doctor is more busy than the tesco.

heat from me cheers

if you are going don't drink or eat from 6 pm night before ,that is what my surgery say to me as I am booked in at doctors for same thing next week

sunnyhot

free at your gp and probably best to get this done on empty stomach … free at your gp and probably best to get this done on empty stomach (before breakfast) or else the diabetes screening is pretty much pointless.



Free parking and don't need to make an appointment that i be made to wait 30mins after the actual time of the appointment.

Plus im not wasting my doctors time when i can waste Tesco's time instead.


but totally agree about the breekie part

Banned

ASDA pharmacy also did this last year for free.

Even did it in a private room so I had privacy and a 1 to 1 q&a session with the Pharmacist.

V helpful

agree its all worthwhile but in reality if you need any treatment or serious advice you will be referred to your GP surgery who will repeat the tests again.

sunnyhot

free at your gp and probably best to get this done on empty stomach … free at your gp and probably best to get this done on empty stomach (before breakfast) or else the diabetes screening is pretty much pointless.



Not strictly true. I would agree that a fasting sample is better but more so for the cholesterol check. Blood sugar values have upper limits for fasting and non-fasting so even if you've eaten it shouldn't be higher than the given value. Cholesterol however will be higher if you had a full-cooked in the Tesco cafe before the health check (_;)

Boz

This Explains About Fasting Blood Sugars Test … This Explains About Fasting Blood Sugars Test http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/fasting-blood-sugar-levels.html


The test won't be a fasting one at this stage. Just a random test, then if it looks like there may be a problem from the result you would be advised to see you GP for further investigation.
Fasting Blood Sugars may then be done but only if you have had a test result indicating there may be a problem.

pergylmouse

The test won't be a fasting one at this stage. Just a random test, then … The test won't be a fasting one at this stage. Just a random test, then if it looks like there may be a problem from the result you would be advised to see you GP for further investigation.Fasting Blood Sugars may then be done but only if you have had a test result indicating there may be a problem.




Yes Thanks.
I'm Aware My Wife is a Nurse (Diploma in Diabetes Care) & Our Son Has Type 1 Diabetes since 11years,
It's right to point out that the chemist offers a random test, only your GP can determine if you have Diabetes.
Edited by: "Boz" 8th Jan 2015

I have just booked this for tomorrow morning and it is a fasting diabetes test, always best to check before telling everyone it won't be any good as 'it won't be a fasting one'

Many people have diabetes and aren't aware so I think it is brilliant to be offering this for free, i wouldn't book a GP Appointment just for a check up, so this is Hot from me :-)
Edited by: "LANGDJ" 9th Jan 2015
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