Diabetes Blood Test Kit
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Diabetes Blood Test Kit
The Diabetes Blood Test Kit is able to diagnose Type 2 diabetes and monitor your glucose levels, by using a finger-prick blood test.
- Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
- Glucose Levels
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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.
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
- Family history of gestational diabetes
- A family history of diabetic predisposition
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.
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."
How to take a home blood test
Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.
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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.
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Diabetes Blood Test Kit Information
Specification of Diabetes Blood Test Kit
- Test name: Diabetes Blood Test Kit
- Also known as & related tests: Glucose meter, Blood glucose monitor, Blood sugar testing kit
- Test tube: EDTA (Purple microtainer)
- Brand: Welzo
- Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
- Lab test ranges:
- Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
- Location of Lab: United Kingdom
What is a Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
A Diabetes Blood Test Kit is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Diabetes Blood Test Kit can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.
What does a Diabetes Blood Test Kit for?
A Diabetes Blood Test Kit tests for the following:.
What are the benefits of a Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
Checking your health through the use of Diabetes Blood Test Kit is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.
Can a GP review my Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Diabetes Blood Test Kit. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Diabetes Blood Test Kit.
Are Diabetes Blood Test Kits available on the NHS?
The NHS offers Diabetes Blood Test Kits subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.
Diabetes Blood Test Kit Kit and Ordering
How can a Diabetes Blood Test Kit be ordered?
A Diabetes Blood Test Kit can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Diabetes Blood Test Kit and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.
What is included in the Diabetes Blood Test Kit test kit?
The Diabetes Blood Test Kit contains the following items in the test kit:
- 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
- 1 x Free Return Label
- 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
- 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
- EDTA (Purple microtainer)
Diabetes Blood Test Kit Biomarkers and Results
What biomarkers are tested for in a Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
The Diabetes Blood Test Kit checks for the following biomarkers:
What are the results ranges for a Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
Diabetes Blood Test Kit reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Diabetes Blood Test Kit.
What is a normal test range for Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
The Diabetes Blood Test Kit range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.
Diabetes Blood Test Kit Procedure and Timing
When should a Diabetes Blood Test Kit be taken?
It is best to take a Diabetes Blood Test Kit first thing in the morning.
How long does a Diabetes Blood Test Kit take?
The typical turnaround for a Diabetes Blood Test Kit is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.
Are there any special preparations required before taking the Diabetes Blood Test Kit (e.g., fasting)?
We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Diabetes Blood Test Kit. However, typically we recommend you take a Diabetes Blood Test Kit first thing in the morning, fasted.
What is the best time to post my Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
The best time to return your Diabetes Blood Test Kit sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.
What sample is required for a Diabetes Blood Test Kit?
The Diabetes Blood Test Kit requires a capillary blood sample using a EDTA (Purple microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.
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