Diabetes Blood Test Kit

£39.00

The Diabetes Blood Test Kit is able to diagnose Type 2 diabetes and monitor your glucose levels, by using a finger-prick blood test.

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Results within 2 days
Biomarkers
  • Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
  • Glucose Levels
Diabetes Blood Test Kit
Diabetes Blood Test Kit
Diabetes Blood Test Kit
Diabetes Blood Test Kit
Diabetes Blood Test Kit
Diabetes Blood Test Kit
Diabetes Blood Test Kit
  • Biomarkers
  • Information

Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)

Glycated haemoglobin also referred to as HbA1c, is a more accurate long term measure of glucose levels (blood sugar levels) in your blood. Haemoglobin is part of the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your bloodstream. Testing HbA1c measures long term glucose levels, as glucose attaches to your red blood cells, with these cells living for around 14 weeks on average. This is ideal for monitoring diabetes and pre-diabetic susceptibility because it can provide insight over a three month period prior to testing.

Glucose

A blood glucose test measures the current (randomised) levels of glucose in your blood at that point in time. Glucose is the body's primary form of energy, with insulin converting the glucose from your blood into cells for energy usage. High glucose levels (hyperglycemia) can indicate diabetes. Meanwhile, low glucose levels (hypoglycemia) can lead to other major health complications. Our Welzo glucose test is an excellent indicator of diabetic susceptibility .

Is this test for you?

Testing for diabetes is essential when maintaining a healthy and proactive health care regime. Adults aged over 45 are recommended to proactively test for diabetes by the American Diabetes Association, however, many of our clients also get tested for the following reasons:

When active diabetes, blood testing is beneficial due to the following risk factors:


  • If you are over the age of 45
  • If you suffer from clinical obesity - meaning a body mass index (a measure of body fat) ≥25 kg/m² 
  • If you live a sedentary lifestyle
  • A family history of heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • PCOS
  • Family history of gestational diabetes
  • Glucose-intolerance
  • A family history of diabetic predisposition

Additional Information

If you have diabetes, you know that managing your blood sugar levels is a daily balancing act. Checking your blood sugar often is an important part of managing diabetes, and a good blood sugar testing kit can help make the process easier.


There are many different types of blood sugar testing kits available on the market today. Some are more sophisticated than others, and some are more expensive. However, all of them essentially do the same thing: they allow you to test your blood sugar levels yourself.


If you are looking for a blood sugar testing kit, there are a few things you should consider before making your purchase. First, decide which type of meter you want. There are meters that require a blood sample from your finger, and meters that use a small drop of blood from your earlobe. Second, decide how often you will need to test your blood sugar. Some meters only need to be used once a day, while others can be used up to four times a day. Finally, consider price and convenience. Some meters are more expensive but come with extra features, while others are less expensive but may be more difficult to use.


Once you have considered these factors, you can begin to narrow down your choices of blood sugar testing kits. Here are a few of the most popular options:


OneTouch Ultra2 Blood Glucose Meter: The OneTouch Ultra2 is a small, portable meter that requires a small drop of blood from your finger. It can be used up to four times per day and stores up to 500 test results. It also has a large display screen and an alarm that sounds when your blood sugar levels are too high or too low. 


Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Meter: The Accu-Chek Aviva is a meter that uses a blood sample from your earlobe. It can be used up to twice a day and stores up to 500 test results. It also has a large display screen and an alarm that sounds when your blood sugar levels are too high or too low. 


OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meter: The OneTouch Verio IQ is a meter that requires a blood sample from your finger. It can be used up to four times per day and stores up to 1,000 test results. It also has a large display screen and an alarm that sounds when your blood sugar levels are too high or too low. 


When choosing a blood sugar testing kit, it is important to consider your needs and budget. There are many different types of meters available, so you should be able to find one that meets your requirements. With a little research, you can find the perfect blood sugar testing kit for you.

Diabetes Facts and Statistics

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing across the world, with experts correlating the rise to more sedentary lifestyles and the typical western diet high in processed food and sugars.

7%
Of the UK population are living with diabetes
According to the National Library of Medicine, around 7% of the UK now lives with diabetes, approximately reaching 4.7 million people. In addition, an estimated one million people in the UK have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, with the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increasing at an alarming level.
20%
People have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes
It is estimated that 1 million people in the UK have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Prevalence of diabetes in children is much lower, with around 40,000 children currently diagnosed with diabetes in the UK.
Expert’s Opinion

Experts Opinion Diabetes Blood Tests

"Diabetes is a very common disease in the UK. Having diabetes increases the risk of other conditions and if not managed appropriately, can have long-term consequences on your overall health."

Dr Sameer Nakedar
MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert
Experts Opinion Diabetes Blood Tests

How to Order an At-Home Test

Ordering one of our at-home tests is easy. See our video below for a full walk-through.

  • Pick your home test

    We have a wide range of tests to cover your health needs. Order with next day delivery and avoid sitting in a doctor's office or clinic. Use our quiz to find the right test for you.

  • Take your test

    Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided. Samples use a simple finger prick collection method that takes around 5 minutes to complete.

  • Results within 48 hours

    You'll get GP-reviewed results and personalised recommendations to improve your results. Order now to become a healthier you!

Why Welzo
Convenient and fast
Convenient and fast

Welzo health tests are shipped straight to your address the very next day.

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Secure and accurate

We are a team of doctors and scientists, making cutting edge analysis accessible.

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