Paisley’s MSP George Adam, today [10/7/13] went along to ASDA at the Phoenix to get one of the free diabetes tests on offer at the store. The process involves a blood glucose test, carried out by one of the stores trained pharmacy staff members, which will indicate if you’re at risk of diabetes.
Speaking after the visit, George said, “I was glad to take the free test, and even more glad when the pharmacist told me that the blood test showed nothing untoward. However, many in our town may be at risk and taking one of these free tests can either put your mind at easy or start the process of getting you help to deal with the condition.
‘Over 200,000 people in Scotland are known to have diabetes, while there are believed to be thousands more who have not yet been diagnosed. That is why it is such a positive step that ASDA have taken to offer free diabetes tests to their customers. I have family members who suffer from diabetes and it is a manageable condition once you find out you have it, but the key is knowing you have the condition.
‘I would encourage anyone even slightly concerned about their health to pop into ASDA’s pharmacy when out getting the shopping and Store Manager Ian McMullen and his team will be more than happy to help.”