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' :p 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 :-)
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. ;)
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.
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 (_;)
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.