where can i get tested for diabetes?

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Found 13th Jun 2008
is it just the docs that do it? i thought some chemists do it or can u buy a test?

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Lloyds pharmacy do a free instore testing service.

yeah a few of the chemists do testing kits etc. some do them for free others may charge

Home Diabetes Tests which you can get from the chemist help you test for glucose in the blood or urine, which could then lead to further diagnosis and confirmation by a medical professional.

try to give blood
they'll test your blood

What color you hair do you have? has a lot to do about it, I work in a chemist

guru_the;2304537

What color you hair do you have? has a lot to do about it, I work in a … What color you hair do you have? has a lot to do about it, I work in a chemist




:?

pinkkitty2007;2304545

:?



I have a city and guilds in chemistry and hairdressing

Queen'O'Deals;2304517

Lloyds pharmacy do a free instore testing service.


im diabetic and DONT FOR CRISTS SAKE GO TO THESE IDIOTS go to your gp to test for this takes time and fasting tests

Original Poster

i have red hair
i am so thristy

guru_the;2304559

I have a city and guilds in chemistry and hairdressing



:? Have you been drinking the hair dye?

raptorcigs;2304562

im diabetic and DONT FOR CRISTS SAKE GO TO THESE IDIOTS go to your gp to … im diabetic and DONT FOR CRISTS SAKE GO TO THESE IDIOTS go to your gp to test for this takes time and fasting tests



As stated, go see your doctor, and good luck.

I'm a diabetic too, go to your gp as other people have stated - don't mess with your health !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edjaned;2304584

i have red hairi am so thristy



If you are constantly thristy, drinking a lot and urniating a lot then its well worth getting tested :thumbsup:

Book a doctors appointment and they will do a urnie and blood test and will probs need to a fasting blood test (no food/drink before hand) so if your going in the morning you'd be wise to only have water from midnight before.

The 'chemists' test can give you a rough idea if you might have it (although try not to have anything sugary for 2 hours before) but you still want to get checked out by the doctor particulalry if they say your blood sugar level is high

Definately go to the doctors as the test is much more extensive and looks at if you are borderline, the other tests just test one thing and can give a false reading for various reasons. Diabetics use the home kit but still have to have the proper blood test at the doctors on a regular basis.

IF you have red hair you must have diabetes.

Mclovin - the internet doc.

Definitely, definitely a GP - not only can they test you accurately but if you do have diabetes they can give you the suppoert you need.

John

This is exactly why I avoid the doctors.

Original Poster

thanks everyone im prob being paranoid,i havent been getting up in the night for a drink but i have been very thirtsty during the day
also been to the toilet alot but thats prob due to drinking alot

will try and go to docs on monday

Try and avoid sugary things just to be on the safe sad until Monday, if you start to feel or are sick at all then make sure you get seen to asap.

Original Poster

i had it done yesterday at asda as i was out shopping
it was 7.2 which they said was normal considering i had just eaten tea

My turn now, heh (no laughing matter)

I drink pint after pint of fluids, which never seem to quench my thirst, sometimes one eye will go kind of blurry vision for a short period of time, also get a racing heart beat from time to time too.

I've not been to the doctors about it because, i don't like going.

Have been diagnosed with a form of Raynard's disease though.

edjaned;2311758

i had it done yesterday at asda as i was out shoppingit was 7.2 which … i had it done yesterday at asda as i was out shoppingit was 7.2 which they said was normal considering i had just eaten tea



Please go to the doctor's anyway. As ^^^^ the symptoms could mean other problems. Better safe than sorry.
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