We offer FREE in store health checks at selected Priceline Pharmacy stores. Whether you need to manage your Diabetes, are seeking dietary advice or you are concerned about your blood pressure – We can help.
As just one of our many services to improve your health, visit us anytime and we can test your:
• HEART HEALTH
• BLOOD PRESSURE
• BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Did you know we can help with Diabetes?
Come in and chat to our Pharmacists about dietary advice and blood glucose checks to effectively manage Type 2 Diabetes. Know someone at risk? Ask us about prevention information.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of Diabetes in Australia and occurs when the pancreas makes some insulin but it does not produce the amount your body needs. This lesser amount of insulin means that there will be unusually high levels of sugar circulating in your blood and causing damage to parts of your body over time.
Type 2 diabetes results from a combination of factors. While there is no single cause of type 2 diabetes, there are well-established risk factors. Some of these can be changed and some cannot. For example, you cannot change your genetic make-up that may predispose you to type 2 diabetes, but you can make changes to decrease your blood pressure, reduce your weight, improve your diet and increase your physical activity. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented 60% of the time by making these simple changes and reducing your risks.