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DIABETES MEDSCHECK

A pharmacist will review and discuss the best ways to manage your type 2 diabetes and get the most out of your medicines.

You will be provided with comprehensive information about your medications, including:

  • What they are used for
  • How they should be taken and stored
  • How they can affect other conditions
  • Information specifically regarding your diabetes, and how to get the most out of your medicines

Do you know how to pull yourself out of a hypo?

  1. Have 15 grams of fast-acting carbohydrates (jellybeans, soft drinks etc.)
  2. Wait 15 minutes and re-check your blood glucose levels to see if your BGL has risen above 4mmol/L (if not, repeat step 1)
  3. Eat a snack or meal with longer acting carbohydrate (bread, fruit etc.)

General advice only – this information should not replace the information provided to you by your health care professional. If symptoms are severe or persist, please speak to your health care professional. Information current as of date of publishing.

Always check with your pharmacist or medical professional before starting any new medications or supplements, particularly if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking any medications currently, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or researching therapies suitable for infants or children.