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Blood glucose tests are also sometimes called blood sugar tests. They are usually used to monitor and assist with the management of diabetes.
People with diabetes often monitor their own blood glucose at home though a finger-prick test with a blood glucose monitor.
The standard blood glucose tests measure your blood sugar level at a particular time and can help you to see the effects of food, exercise, medication and illness on your blood glucose levels.
Simply Pharmacy provide blood glucose testing services in store. This helps with both managing and screening for diabetes.
Our pharmacists are able to interpret your blood glucose test and provide advice, whether it be lifestyle, management tips or recommending to see your GP.
If you or a family member have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed. Diabetes is a serious and complex condition and you may be concerned about the implications of the disease and uncertain as to how it may impact your day-to-day life. There are a range of support facilities and services available to you, including your local Simply Pharmacy pharmacist.
About 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. – including all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).