Diabetic Check-up

Diabetes is a common chronic condition in Malta. 

Knowing your blood sugar levels helps you manage your diabetes and reduces your risk of having serious complications

At Remedies we offer blood glucose testing using a finger-prick test which measures the blood sugar level at that moment in time. This service can be used to monitor blood glucose levels in diabetic individuals or as a screening service to test whether you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It’s completely confidential and just takes a few minutes. The service will be carried out in a private consulting room by one of our pharmacists.

What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a condition characterised by what is known as insulin resistance.

This is where the body does not effectively respond to the insulin produced, as a result blood sugar levels become too high. It can be managed by taking tablets such as Metformin and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Signs & Symptoms 

  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness and increased tiredness
  • Fruity-smelling breath
  • Increased thirst
  • Itchiness around the genital area or regularly contracting thrush (a type of yeast infection)
  • Loss of weight and muscle bulk (more common in type 1)
  • Needing to urinate more, especially during the night
  • Slow healing wounds


What increases my risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

  • Your age
  • Your height, weight and waist measurement
  • Your level of daily activity
  • Your diet, in particular how many fruit and vegetables you eat
  • If you use high blood pressure medication
  • If you have ever had a high blood glucose reading
  • If any family member has diabetes


How it works:

Step 1: Visit your nearest Remedies Pharmacy

Step 2: Consultation – In a private consulting room, the pharmacist will ask some questions to understand your risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Step 3:  We take a random blood glucose level by taking a very small finger prick sample of blood.

Step 4: The pharmacist will interpret the results and provide advice accordingly


No appointment is usually needed, however you may be asked to select an appointment when it is busy, or you may want to request a particular time for peace of mind. You can do this using our booking form or by contacting your nearest Remedies Pharmacy
A random blood glucose test is a blood sugar test that is taken without you needing to fast beforehand.
A payment of €5 for the service will be taken in the pharmacy at the time of your test.
The consultation will only take 15 minutes, but our pharmacy team will take as long as necessary to answer any questions you may have.
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