Advanced Diabetes Blood Test
Diabetes (2 Biomarkers)
Special instructionsDo not eat for 12 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of water, if you take medication then you are allowed to take it as you would normally.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder whereby the pancreas fails to produce insulin, whereas type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease caused by over-consumption of sugar, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Measuring blood sugar is a crucial part of the diagnosis and management of diabetes. In the early stages, type 2 diabetes may be able to be reversed or managed through lifestyle changes, by cutting down on sugar and losing weight. It its later stages it may need management through diabetes medication and insulin.
The Advanced Diabetes Blood Test measures blood glucose as well as HbA1c (or glycosolated haemoglobin), a measure of the amount of sugar in the bloodstream over the previous 8 weeks or so. Unlike a regular blood sugar test, the HbA1c test is not affected by short-term changes. So even though you may have had high blood sugar on occasion, a good HbA1c result can show that, overall, you are doing a good job of controlling your blood sugar levels. An elevated result will signify pre-diabetes or even diabetes itself.
Why take this test?
- You are worried your lifestyle is putting you at an increased risk of developing diabetes
- You have received a diabetes diagnosis wish to monitor you blood sugar control
- You want to check how your healthy lifestyle choices are improving your blood sugar levels
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of your results
One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.
Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.
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