Hundreds of pharmacies to test diabetes screening

Pharmacies across the country will screen customers for type 2 diabetes from November under a government-funded trial.

In the trial, 363 pharmacies will test three models of screening in asymptomatic people.

The trial, announced on Tuesday by Health Minister Sussan Ley, will include point-of-care tests and a validated questionnaire (AUDSRISK) to assess risk.

It is the first cab off the rank for the $50 million Pharmacy Trial Program funded in the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

The Pharmacy Guild will run the project in partnership with the

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