Diabetes Home Blood Test


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The Diabetes Home Blood Test is a simple, at-home blood test that can measure your blood sugar levels. If the test indicates that you have high blood sugar levels, your doctor can carry out further testing to confirm diabetes and then determine the type of diabetes through factors such as weight, age at diagnosis, family history and how quickly symptoms came on. This test is recommended for those with a body mass index exceeding 25, those over the age of 35, women at risk of gestational diabetes, anyone who has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and anyone who has been diagnosed with HIV.





How it works

- After purchasing your Blood Test we will deliver it for free.
- When we receive your test kit, please allow 5 days for us to process the results.
- You will receive an email letting you know when your results are ready.
- Your results will be available to download from your personal downloads folder.

IMPORTANT: Post your blood sample on the same day as testing to prevent your blood from being heamolysed which will result in re-testing.



Biomarker Profiles



Diabetes: 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.

Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), also known as glycated haemoglobin, is a longer-term measure of glucose levels in your blood than a simple blood glucose test. Glucose attaches itself to the haemoglobin in your red blood cells, and as your cells live for around 12-16 weeks, it gives us a good indication of the average level of sugar in your blood over a 3-month period.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can a routine blood test detect diabetes?
If you believe you are at risk of developing diabetes, you can test your blood sugar levels with our simple finger-prick, Diabetes (HbA1C) Blood Test. It measures the amount of sugar that is attached to the haemoglobin in red blood cells and comes with results and next steps from a qualified doctor. A formal diagnosis must be confirmed through a medical consultation.
Is fasting required for a diabetes blood test?
You do not need to fast for an HbA1C blood test, which identifies blood sugar levels over the previous 8-10 weeks. However, you would need to fast for the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test, which measures blood sugar after you’ve fasted for 8 hours.
When should I do a diabetes blood test?
You may want to do a diabetes blood test if you have a family member with type 2 diabetes or if you have any type 2 diabetes symptoms:

  • Tiredness
  • Increased hunger, thirst, or urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Sores that are slow to heal
  • Recurrent infections
What can a diabetes blood test result show?
Diabetes blood test results could show if your blood glucose level is too high or if it is within the normal range. Your doctor can use the test results to help diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes describes the transition between not having diabetes and having it. If you detect it early, you can reverse pre-diabetes through lifestyle changes.


Why take this test?

- Check your diabetes risk
- Monitor your diabetes condition
- Investigate symptoms of diabetes