Diabetes Blood Test
Diabetes Blood Test
Diabetes Blood Test
Diabetes Blood Test
Diabetes Blood Test
Diabetes Blood Test

Diabetes Blood Test

£34.99

A simple finger-prick blood test used to help diagnose type 2 diabetes and see how well your body is controlling glucose (sugar).

The amount of HbA1c formed is directly related to the average concentration of glucose in your bloodstream. Red blood cells live for 2–3 months, and because of this, the amount of HbA1c in your blood reflects the average level of glucose in your blood during the last 2-3 months. If your diabetes is not well controlled, your blood glucose levels will be high causing higher HbA1c levels.

 

Sugar Blood Test

The amount of HbA1c formed is directly related to the average concentration of glucose in your bloodstream. Red blood cells live for 2–3 months, and because of this, the amount of HbA1c in your blood reflects the average level of glucose in your blood during the last 2-3 months. If your diabetes is not well controlled, your blood glucose levels will be high causing higher HbA1c levels.

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease which is becoming increasingly common across all ages. Up to one third of adults in the UK have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes.

It is caused by the interplay between lifestyle factors and our genes. Lack of exercise, making unhealthy diet choices and being overweight all increase the likelihood of developing diabetes.

It is important to identify diabetes early; if you have raised blood glucose and are at the stage described as prediabetic, then you can still bring blood glucose levels back down by making lifestyle changes.

Once diabetes is diagnosed it is vitally important to manage your blood glucose levels carefully to avoid many of the devastating side-effects of the disease which can damage nerves, blood vessels, kidneys and eyes. Diabetes is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease as well as some cancers and is a major cause of decreased life-expectancy.

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