It is estimated that over 1 million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes without realising.
This diabetes blood test helps you to measure your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by checking your HbA1C levels, or average blood sugar, over the past 3 months.
A high HbA1c result means that you have too much sugar in your blood. HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin is made when glucose (sugar) in your body sticks to your red blood cells. If your body cant use sugar properly, more of it sticks to your blood cells and builds up in your blood. Over extended periods of time, this causes significant health complications such as nerve damage, heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia, sight loss, poor wound healing, limb loss and more.
You may want to check your risk of diabetes if you have symptoms such as:
- Frequent urination
- Ongoing fatigue and tiredness
- Unexpected weight loss
- Feeling thirsty all the time
This blood test is also useful if you have any risk factors for developing diabetes like being overweight, leading a sedentary lifestyle or if diabetes runs in your family.
If you are already taking steps to improve your diabetes risk, this easy and affordable test helps you to see how well your body is controlling glucose, so that you can see the impact lifestyle changes are having on your diabetes risk.
You must be over 18 years old to use this test.
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Discuss your results with a qualified, registered GP at a time that is convenient to you. Simply pay for a GP Consultation when you check out today and we will send you the details of how to arrange your video call – appointments available every day, 8am-8pm.
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