Family Freebie: Free Diabetes testing @ Asda

13 January 2013

Diabetes cases are on the rise, but over half the nation still isn’t concerned.  Asda is offering free Diabetes testing nationwide. The test is completely free and available in all 248 Asda Pharmacies nationwide all year around. With no need to make an appointment customers can simply stop by while they do their weekly shop.

Despite recent reports that 700,000 people in the UK are estimated to have diabetes by the end of the decade research by Asda today reveals over half the nation (55%) still aren’t concerned about developing the disease. To help tackle the problem Asda Pharmacy is offering a free test to all shoppers and its 180, 000 colleagues nationwide.

With the NHS stating that there are around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes in the UK it’s worrying to discover more than 1 in 3 Brits (35%) are unaware you can get tested. Despite being at a higher risk if a family member has the disease, 34% of people in this category still haven’t been tested.

  The blood glucose test, carried out by trained pharmacy colleagues, measures the amount of glucose in your blood at the time of the test. While this test does not diagnose diabetes, a positive screening result highlights the possibility the patient may be at risk and offers the opportunity for them to seek the correct medical advice

TOPICS:   Banking   UK Freebies   Fitness and Diet

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