A simple and easy way to test your HbA1c levels which give you an idea of your average blood sugar levels of the past 8 – 10 weeks. Used in the diagnosis of diabetes or identification of high risk individuals.
When glucose attaches itself to the haemoglobin present in your red blood cells it produces glycosylated haemoglobin also known as HbA1c. HbA1c can be used to give an indication of the levels of glucose present in the blood over a three month period as red blood cells only live for around 12 weeks. Measuring HbA1c is one of the most important steps in the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. In addition, it also provides a good indication of how well blood sugar levels are being controlled during this period in individuals that may have already been diagnosed with diabetes.
How it works
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
About this test
Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired. This can result in raised blood glucose concentrations that remain high for a prolonged period of time after activities such as eating. Our diabetes check is a simple test to measure the amounts of HbA1c in your blood. This can be used to diagnose diabetes and is a way of identifying your average levels of blood sugars over the past 8 - 10 weeks. A higher HbA1c value can be indicative of poor sugar control during this period.
This test is perfect for those that:
Are interested in their current risk of developing diabetes
Want to track their average sugar levels following a lifestyle change such as healthy eating
Have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and are using this to monitor their levels.
Are at an increased risk of developing diabetes as they are overweight, have a sedentary lifestyle or consume an unhealthy diet.
Have symptoms associated with diabetes including frequent urination and excessive thirst and therefore, are in search for a definitive diagnosis for diabetes
Early detection of pre-diabetes or diabetes is invaluable as studies suggest you are at an increased likelihood of being able to put your diabetes into remission, the earlier it is detected. It is possible to achieve diabetes remission through lifestyle changes such as following a strict calorie restricted diet.