Type 2 Diabetes Screening

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Type 2 Diabetes Screening - Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills

What is diabetes?

 

Diabetes is a condition where a person’s cells does not utilise blood sugar as it should or when the pancreas does not release enough insulin which is used to activate cells in the body to utilise sugar. This leads to someone’s blood sugar becoming exceedingly high. This is known as hyperglycaemia. Sustained hyperglycaemia is known as diabetes.

 

What is the difference between diabetes types?

 

Diabetes is commonly split into two different types – 1 and 2. Type 1 diabetes is an inherited form of the condition where the body actively attacks the cells in the pancreas responsible for producing insulin which activates cells in the blood to utilise sugar. You are usually born with condition or develop it during childhood. Those who suffer from type 1 diabetes require insulin therapy as treatment.

 

Type 2 diabetes occurs when a person’s cells become “insulin resistant”. Research suggests that there is a strong correlation between central obesity and insulin resistance. This often occurs due to lifestyle choices such as an unhealthy diet and a lack of physical activity. Type 2 diabetes is more common in those whose family have a history of diabetes.

 

Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes to watch out for:

 

Type 2 diabetes can go undetected for years after developing the condition. It is always useful to check in with a GP or local healthcare professional if you think you may be at risk or have developed type 2 diabetes.

 

Some common symptoms that undiagnosed diabetics may experience include:

  • Feeling thirsty constantly
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Slowly healing cuts and bruises
  • Unnaturally quick weight loss and loss of muscle mass
  • Yeast infection
  • Constant itchiness
  • Black, blotchy skin

Type 2 diabetes screening:

 

Type 2 Diabetes screening is vital in confirming whether or not the symptoms you may be experiencing is as a result of having type 2 diabetes. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, are overweight or experiencing some of the classic type 2 diabetes symptoms, you should visit a healthcare professional. At our pharmacy, we offer an on-site screening service to test whether you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The pharmacist will take a finger prick sample of blood for a point of care fasting glucose or HbA1c test. Both will confirm whether you are at risk of developing the condition or diabetic already.

 

Our pharmacists will offer a full consultation and give you bespoke advice on how to:

  • eat healthy
  • become more active

Drop-in today at Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills or call on 0113 249 2311 to for a consultation and a screening test.

Chris Dundon
Chris Dundon
Lovely efficient and friendly staff.live away from Leeds and had a booster there thanks
Kathryn Collins
Kathryn Collins
My Husband went to this Pharmacy for his Covid Booster, it only took 5 minutes and he was finished.
Dinah Kapouas
Dinah Kapouas
I would like to thank all staff at Imaan Pharmacy for their excellent service when my husband and I went for our covid boosters today. Warm, efficient welcome; comfortable, seated wait (we were a bit early); considerate and efficient administration of vaccine for us both. Well done - I wish you were nearer to our home!
anna spndk
anna spndk
Very helpful
Efosa Ogunbor
Efosa Ogunbor
I came in as a first year pharmacy student, looking for work experience, however, having had a few hours of previous experience, at a different pharmacy, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy my time at Imaan pharmacy, Leeds, but as soon as the first day started, I felt positive energy from all the staff (the type of energy I would not have expected from a pharmacy). I’d highly recommend, pharmacy students, looking for experience to get experience here, as it’s not too busy so you won’t feel pressured when completing tasks. Both pharmacists that work here, are helpful and give great advice on career paths as a pharmacist, prereg and what to expect in the up coming years at university. The dispenser that I shadowed, was great at her job and gave me many opportunities to help around the pharmacy and gain experience in many areas of pharmacy. The counter assistant is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and will always ask you if you want a cup of tea. I’m grateful for the experience they gave but also for how patient they were with me, even when I made mistakes.
Tahir Mehmood
Tahir Mehmood
I always get my prescriptions and other medicinal products from here. Staff is so friendly and cooperative. Highly recommended.
Mazmo m
Mazmo m
Amazing team and a true credit to the community. Always had a really positive experience at the pharmacy
Noonyk2
Noonyk2
I've used this chemist for along time now& wouldn't go anywhere else . The staff all provide a top class professional service . I've had a couple of problems over last year or so and the manager/staff have always been very supportive. I highly recommend this pharmacy . 10/10
Drew Abbott
Drew Abbott
Great service and friendly helpful staff