What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body is unable to use it properly. Glucose provides the body with energy and is mainly obtained from the digestion of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes and from sugar and other sweet foods.
Recognise the risks
Over 1.8 million people in the UK are diagnosed as having diabetes. However it is suspected that there are at least another one million people who have it but are unaware of it. Some people are at a higher risk than others. Being overweight or not doing much exercise are just two of the risks that could lead to diabetes.
Search for the signs
There are many signs to look out for, including always feeling thirsty, passing water excessively and frequently feeling tired.
John Bell & Croyden can help
If you are worried about whether or not you may have diabetes you may want to consider our Holistic Health Check. Please contact us and speak to our pharmacist today who will make an appointment for you at our London store.
The confidential consultation service provides a comprehensive evaluation of your health. The test involves a blood pressure measurement, blood glucose test, cholesterol test, BMI and life style and family history assessment to provide a cardiovascular risk assessment and offer a professional support. The service takes about 30 minutes and costs £35.
The John Bell & Croyden Holistic Health Check is not available to: * Under 16s * Pregnant women.
This service is subject to terms and conditions. Please contact our pharmacy for details.
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