BLOOD GLUCOSE
(DIABETES) SCREENING

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At Reens we carry out FREE Blood Glucose Tests, one of the main components in Diabetes diagnosis.
We provide you with on the spot and accurate results.

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HOW CAN I BE
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AT REENS?

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Blood-Glucose-Test-Pharmacy

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BOOK FREE APPOINTMENT

BOOK FREE
APPOINTMENT

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FINGER BLOOD TEST

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BLOOD TEST

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INSTANT RESULTS

INSTANT
RESULTS

IT TAKES LESS THAN
90 SECONDS…

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6 WAYS YOUR REENS LIFE PHARMACIST
HELP WITH DIABETES

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If you live with diabetes, our pharmacist is here to speak to you in private and help you to gain maximum benefit from your treatment and live well with it. We also have lots of other services to keep you in control of your diabetes. 

1. MONITOR TESTING

When you have Diabetes it is important that you monitor your blood sugars regularly using an accurate blood glucose monitor. Our pharmacists can ensure you are monitoring correctly by checking your machine and test strips and can advise on how to get the most benefit from them.

2. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Ensuring you maintain a healthy BMI will reduce your risk of developing many diseases, including diabetes. Our pharmacists can check your BMI and suggests ways to keep it within a healthy range.

3. MEDICINES REVIEW

We can provide you with a review of your medicines to help you take the right doses at the right time and discuss any possible side effects. Open our Prescription Daily Packs page

4. SMOKING CESSATION

Quitting Smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and our pharmacists can help you do this. Open our quit smoking page.

5. FOOTCARE ADVICE

Foot Care for those with diabetes is incredibly important. Even small ulcers on the foot can represent a serious risk. Our pharmacists can recommend OTC products and techniques to prevent and treat foot infections.

6. LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Our pharmacist can assess your lifestyle and recommend any changes that can help improve your diabetes and general health.

WHAT IS DIABETES?

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Your body produces Glucose (Sugar) when you digest food.
The blood carries Glucose (Sugar) to all the cells of the body, where it is used as fuel.
A hormone called Insulin from the Pancreas controls the level of Glucose (Sugar) in your blood.
If not enough Insulin is produced or cells become Insulin resistant, then blood Glucose (Sugar) levels become too high. 
Diabetes is a condition in which the level of Glucose (Sugar) in the blood is too high.
These videos from Diabetes Ireland explain further…

PRE DIABETES 

  • Prediabetes generally has no signs or symptoms
  • People are most at risk through inactivity and excess fat — especially abdominal fat
  • Insufficient Insulin levels from Pancreas and/or cell resistance to Insulin action
  • Weight loss, Improved diet, Regular exercise
  • Blood Glucose Screen Test at Reens Life Pharmacy

TYPE 2 DIABETES

  • Tiredness
  • Increased thirst
  • Passing more urine than usual – particularly at night
  • Cramps at night
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Blurred Vision
  • Genital itching or regular episodes of thrush
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Coldness, numbness, tingling or pain in hands or feet
  • You are over the age of 40  
  • You are overweight (a BMI of 25 or higher)
  • You have a family history of diabetes
  • You had diabetes during pregnancy
  • You do not take 30 minutes of physical activity daily
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have high cholesterol
  • People with type 2 diabetes do not produce enough Insulin – or the body is unable to properly use the Insulin that is being produced
  • It may be treated with diet and exercise or may require anti-diabetic medication and/or insulin injections
  • Blood Glucose Screen Test at Reens Life Pharmacy

TYPE 1 DIABETES

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Bed-wetting in children who previously didn’t wet the bed during the night
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Irritability and other mood changes
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • It usually develops in children and young adults
  • People with type 1 Diabetes produce no Insulin after Beta cells in the Pancreas which produce Insulin are killed off
  • It always requires treatment with Insulin injections or through an Insulin pump attached to the body
  • Blood Glucose Screen Test at Reens Life Pharmacy

PREGNANCY DIABETES 

  • Often there are no symptoms
  • Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 25 or over
  • You previously gave birth to a baby weighing 10lbs or more at birth
  • You have previously had Gestational Diabetes
  • Family history of Diabetes
  • Insufficient Insulin levels from Pancreas and/or cell resistance to Insulin action
  • It may be treated with diet and exercise. 10 to 20% of women may require anti-diabetic medication and/or insulin injections
  • Blood Glucose Screen Test at Reens Life Pharmacy

Diabetes develops when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin (Type 1) or if your body is unable to use the insulin that is produced (Type 2).

COMMON TEST QUESTIONS
AND ANSWERS

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Click on any question below to open answer

Yes everyone should have a blood glucose test. Especially those in the higher risk groups listed down this page in the “What Is Diabetes” section. 

We provide the service completely free of charge.

Not unless you want to. You can arrive for a test fulfilling any of the three options below and we will read the results accordingly. 

No. It is just a screening test. Though a high reading can be a strong indicator. If you have such a result we will advise you to make an appointment to see your GP. 

Not really. Most people can’t believe how practically painless the finger prick actually is. 

You don’t have to make an appointment but we find that if you do then you are far more likely to actually take the test. We have a booking form as it helps some people commit to doing it. You can also just drop into the pharmacy any time and tell any staff member you would like a Blood Glucose Test.

In just a few seconds the test machine will have a reading from your blood sample. 

Non Diabetic results are between 4 and 6 mmol/L before meals and below 8 mmol/L after meals.

HAVE A QUESTION?

If you need an answer that’s not covered here just ask our Pharmacist online…

BOOK YOUR
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APPOINTMENT NOW…

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PEOPLE WHO BOOK A TEST ARE 12 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO FOLLOW THROUGH.

“It is estimated in Ireland that 146,000 people have undetected Pre Diabetes and will develop Type 2 Diabetes within the next 5 years unless they take action.”
(Diabetes Ireland) 

If you have Pre Diabetes and find out early you can take some simple steps to stop it developing into Type 2. 

It’s free to check at Reens so make an appointment right here in under 30 seconds.
DON’T DELAY, BOOK TODAY! 

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KNOW YOUR
GLUCOSE NUMBERS

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Indicator levels change depending on when you last ate.
Ensure to tell your tester how long since your last food intake.

RANDOM TEST

NORMAL
Below 11.1 mmol/l

PREDIABETES
n/a

DIABETES
Above 11.1 mmol/l

FASTING 8 HRS

NORMAL
Below 6.1 mmol/l

PREDIABETES
6.1 to 6.9 mmol/l

DIABETES
7+ mmol/l

2 HRS POST MEAL

NORMAL
Below 7.8 mmol/l

PREDIABETES
7.8 to 11 mmol/l

DIABETES
11.1+ mmol/l

DIABETES IRELAND WEBSITE

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Click the image to visit the Diabetes Ireland Website for lots of useful information.
Or call their helpline on 1850 909 909

LIFE SERVICES
FOR YOU

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At Reens we have a range of free and paid services, tailored to improving your health.
Touch any image below for a brief summary, then click it’s button to open.
We have an appointment booking form on each service page.

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ASTHMA CARE

FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ASTHMA WE DEMONSTRATE HOW TO USE A SPACE DIVIDER WITH OUR INHALER TECHNIQUE DEMO FOR KIDS AND THOSE WITH REDUCED LUNG CAPACITY.
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BLOOD
PRESSURE

FREE TEST

BLOOD PRESSURE TEST

SIMPLY CALL INTO US TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED. OUR MICROLIFE MONITORS CAN DETECT STROKE RISK TOO. WE ALSO HIRE OUT 24hr MONITORS.
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QUIT
SMOKING

GET HELP

QUIT SMOKING

ASK OUR PHARMACIST FOR ADVICE & SUPPORT AS YOU TRY TO QUIT. GETTING SUPPORT MORE THAN DOUBLES YOUR CHANCE OF SUCCESS. THERE ARE LOTS OF PRODUCTS TO HELP.
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VACCINATION

PREVENTION

FLU VACCINATION

WE PROVIDE THE ANNUAL FLU VACCINATION SERVICE. ASK ONE OF OUR PHARMACISTS IF THE VACCINE IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.
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EMERGENCY
CONTRACEPTION

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EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL

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WEIGHT
LOSS

NEW WEIGH

WEIGHT LOSS

NewWeigh involves the use of nutrient complete formula. A total food replacement product, developed in Britain by qualified nutritionists and experts in weight management.
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BLOOD
GLUCOSE

DIABETES

BLOOD GLUCOSE

A blood glucose test is one of the main components in the diagnosis of Diabetes. We can quickly and painlessly measure your levels with on the spot results.
OPEN PAGE

PRESCRIPTION
READY 2 COLLECT

NO MORE WAITING

TEXT & COLLECT

NO MORE WAITING. HAVE YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION PREPARED IN ADVANCE READY FOR YOU TO COLLECT. REMINDER TEXT SENT TO YOUR PHONE EACH MONTH.
OPEN PAGE

TABLET
DAILY PACKS

ORGANISED BY DAY

TABLETS BY DAY

WE SORT YOUR PRESCRIPTION TABLETS FOR YOU INTO A PACK THAT DIVIDES THEM BY TIME OF DAY AND DAY OF WEEK. FREE OF CHARGE. NEVER FORGET A TABLET AGAIN.
OPEN PAGE

PHARMACIST
CONSULTATION

JUST ASK

CONSULTATON ROOM

A PRIVATE ROOM LOCATED BESIDE THE CHECKOUT. ASK IN STORE TO SEE THE PHARMACIST AND REQUEST ANY ADVICE YOU MAY NEED.
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PHARMACIST
ONLINE

SUBMIT A QUESTION

PRIVATE QUESTION

WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS IN PERSON. SO WE HAVE SET UP AN ONLINE FORM WHERE YOU CAN ASK US ANY QUESTION USING JUST AN EMAIL ADDRESS.
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ASTHMA CARE
SERVICES

INHALER TECHNIQUE

ASTHMA CARE

FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ASTHMA WE DEMONSTRATE HOW TO USE A SPACE DIVIDER WITH OUR INHALER TECHNIQUE DEMO FOR KIDS AND THOSE WITH REDUCED LUNG CAPACITY.
OPEN PAGE

BLOOD
PRESSURE

FREE TEST

BLOOD PRESSURE TEST

SIMPLY CALL INTO US TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED. OUR MICROLIFE MONITORS CAN DETECT STROKE RISK TOO. WE ALSO HIRE OUT 24hr MONITORS.
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QUIT
SMOKING

GET HELP

QUIT SMOKING

ASK OUR PHARMACIST FOR ADVICE & SUPPORT AS YOU TRY TO QUIT. GETTING SUPPORT MORE THAN DOUBLES YOUR CHANCE OF SUCCESS. THERE ARE LOTS OF PRODUCTS TO HELP.
OPEN PAGE

PHOTO
PRINTING

PRINT IN-STORE

PHOTO PRINTING

PRINT DIGITAL IMAGES IN STORE. ALL SIZES, FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, YOUR PHONE OR ANY STORAGE DEVICE. CREATE CALENDARS, PHOTO BOOKS, GREETING CARDS. DIY OR ASK FOR ASSISTANCE, MAKE MEMORIES LAST.
OPEN PAGE

FLU
VACCINATION

PREVENTION

FLU VACCINATION

WE PROVIDE THE ANNUAL FLU VACCINATION SERVICE. ASK ONE OF OUR PHARMACISTS IF THE VACCINE IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.
OPEN PAGE

EMERGENCY
CONTRACEPTION

NO PRESCRIPTION

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL

ASK TO SEE A PHARMACIST IN OUR PRIVATE CONSULTATION ROOM. NO GP VISIT NECESSARY. AVAILABLE IN-STORE AFTER BRIEF QUESTIONNAIRE. FREE FOR MEDICAL CARD HOLDERS.
OPEN PAGE

WEIGHT
LOSS

NEW WEIGH

WEIGHT LOSS

NewWeigh involves the use of nutrient complete formula. A total food replacement product, developed in Britain by qualified nutritionists and experts in weight management.
OPEN PAGE

BLOOD
GLUCOSE

DIABETES

BLOOD GLUCOSE

A blood glucose test is one of the main components in the diagnosis of Diabetes. We can quickly and painlessly measure your levels with on the spot results.
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