Diabetes

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Diabetes

Let's keep things in balance

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Diabetes

Let's keep things in balance

Helping you feel in control of your diabetes

Whether you've just been diagnosed, have been living with diabetes for a while or would like to understand if you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, our pharmacists and pharmacy team are here to help. They have the time, knowledge and understanding to help you feel in control of your condition - and your health.

There are two types of diabetes. The most common form is Type 2, which occurs when your body either doesn't make enough insulin or the insulin isn't working properly. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body cannot make any insulin at all.

Having a private chat with one of our pharmacists is a great start to managing your diabetes. They're here to help you understand your condition and medicine, and to answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about your condition

Increasing your understanding of diabetes can help you feel in control of your condition, as well as providing you with hints and tips on how to stay healthy. As you can talk to our pharmacists one-to-one, the support given is personal and relevant to you and your life. It's an individual approach that's really valuable in managing your diabetes.

After talking through your diabetes, it's a good time for the pharmacist to have a look at any medicines you're taking, to make sure you're getting the best from them. We're here to help you understand your medicines and manage any other health conditions you might have. Sometimes making simple changes to the way you take your medicines can help to improve symptoms. Our stores have private consultation rooms for confidential, one-to-one chats with our pharmacists.

For more information please speak to your Boots Pharmacy team.

I would like to understand if I am at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. How can Boots help?

Boots is now offering a free Diabetes Risk Assesment in store, carried out by a member of the pharmacy team.

For more information you can book an appointment online or visit your local store and speak to your Boots Pharmacy team for more details. This service is free of charge.

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I have just been diagnosed with diabetes. How can Boots help?

If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes you will, understandably, be feeling anxious and need as much help and support as possible. A Boots pharmacist can talk to you about what help is available. Your pharmacist can help you to understand any medicines you may need and how to test your blood sugar (glucose) levels, if your doctor has advised that you should.

Making the right lifestyle changes is an important step to controlling diabetes. Boots can also support you with lifestyle advice such as how to enjoy healthy foods, how to adjust your diet and how to keep active.

If you want to find out more about how to manage diabetes we have lots of useful lifestyle information and diet advice on boots.ie. You can also visit our online diabetes shop to find out more about the different products to help you manage diabetes.

I am already living with diabetes, or caring for someone with the condition. How can Boots help?

If you have been living with diabetes for some time, or are looking after someone else who is, we can help you to continue to manage diabetes and live your life to the full.

Diabetes and blood sugar levels

You can come into store to talk to a Boots pharmacist who will give you the help and support you need, as well as information to help you test and manage blood glucose levels at home, if your doctor has advised you to do so. Our pharmacists can also give advice about managing hypoglycaemia, which happens when blood sugar levels become too low.

Management of diabetes

If you want to find out more about how to manage diabetes we have lots of useful lifestyle information and diet advice on Boots.ie. You can also visit the Diabetes Shop online to find out more about the different products to help you manage diabetes.

If you have a prescription for diabetes medicines, you may want to find out more about our Repeat Prescription Service which is available in store.

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