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UK supermarket chain offers blood glucose testing:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK supermarket chain Asda is offering free blood glucose tests to help detect early signs of diabetes among its customers. The tests will be performed by its in-store pharmacy teams. Asda believes that up to 250,000 of its customers could have the condition, according to estimates of undiagnosed cases of the disease. These are thought to total one million across the UK - the so-called "missing million". The initiative was launched as the charity Diabetes UK published a report highlighting wide regional variations in access to care for the condition. According to its survey, South Yorkshire has one diabetes consultant per 55,000, compared with one in 179,000 in Essex.

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