Diabetes Test (HbA1c)

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Lab Test

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Rapid Test

Our Diabetes HbA1C Rapid Test indicates whether you are within recommended levels or above (positive or negative). If you prefer to know your exact value, the Diabetes HbA1c Lab Test would be a more suitable choice.

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Blood

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Diabetes is one of the most common public health diseases, caused by high blood sugar (glucose) levels. With GetTested’s Diabetes Test HbA1c, you can get a comprehensive view of your blood sugar levels over an extended period, which can indicate your risk for type-2 diabetes. This test measures your long-term blood sugar (HbA1c), reflecting your blood sugar levels in recent months, unlike a glucose test that provides a more immediate snapshot.

For those looking to assess their immediate and long-term glucose levels, combining this HbA1c test with our Diabetes Test (Glucose & Ketone) offers a complete diabetes risk assessment. The rapid test provides immediate glucose and ketone levels, enhancing your ability to manage or prevent diabetes effectively.

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Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes, a significant public health concern, arises from high blood sugar levels, often due to reduced insulin levels or insulin resistance. Insulin, crucial for regulating blood sugar, is produced in the pancreas. When this balance is off, symptoms can emerge. Therefore, GetTested's diabetes and blood sugar test provides valuable insights into blood sugar levels, helping to identify potential risks for type-2 diabetes.

The Role of Insulin and Glucose in Diabetes Management

Insulin plays a vital role in maintaining steady blood glucose levels, typically within the range of 3.3 to 7.0 mmol/L. It's essential for converting glucose, the body's primary energy source, into energy. Without insulin, glucose accumulates in the bloodstream, leading to diabetes over time.

Differentiating Between Types of Diabetes

There are two main types of diabetes, each with distinct characteristics:

Type-1 Diabetes This autoimmune condition attacks the pancreas, halting insulin production. Commonly starting at a young age, it necessitates management through insulin injections and regular blood sugar monitoring.

Type-2 Diabetes Alternatively, type-2 diabetes involves reduced insulin production or sensitivity. Consequently, monitoring and managing blood sugar levels are key to preventing the onset of type-2 diabetes.

Exploring GetTested's Diabetes Test

The GetTested Diabetes Test offers a detailed overview of your blood sugar levels over time. Including fasting blood sugar and HbA1c levels, it provides a clear picture of your risk for type-2 diabetes.

Identifying Symptoms of Diabetes

Recognizing high blood sugar symptoms is crucial:

  • Increased thirst and frequent urination signal the body's attempt to regulate sugar levels.
  • Unusual fatigue and hunger are common signs of fluctuating blood sugar.
  • Additionally, weight loss, slow healing, skin problems, and tingling sensations can indicate diabetes.
  • Blurred vision and sexual dysfunction are also noteworthy symptoms.

In contrast, low blood sugar primarily affects individuals with type-1 diabetes, leading to symptoms like fatigue, irritability, and tremors.

Navigating Diabetes Management Effectively

Early stages of diabetes can often be managed with lifestyle changes. Meanwhile, type-1 diabetes requires insulin therapy. On the other hand, type-2 may need medication to enhance insulin sensitivity or insulin treatment in more severe cases. Importantly, GetTested provides the tools and guidance necessary for effective diabetes management.

FAQ

How is the Diabetes test carried out?

Our Diabetes test is a home test kit. After ordering, we will send you a kit with everything you need to collect the blood sample. Then, simply return your sample to us in the pre-paid envelope.

Who would benefit from testing their HbA1c levels?

Individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or those at risk of developing diabetes, benefit from testing their HbA1c levels. It's also useful for people with prediabetes to monitor and manage their condition, and for anyone looking to get a comprehensive overview of their long-term blood sugar control.

When should I take the test?

It is recommended to take the test on an empty stomach in the morning.

What happens if I fail to take the sample?

If you read the instructions carefully before you take the test and it should go well. Should something go wrong, you are welcome to contact us and we will help you.

How quickly will I receive my results?

Once we receive your sample, average response time is 10-15 business days to receive results.

Example Report

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Example of Diabetes Test (HbA1c)

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  • David
    I fail to see how a test taken on a specific day can give blood glucose levels over the previous 3 months.
    Markus Mattiasson
    Hi David! HbA1c is a blood test that shows your average blood sugar level over the last two to three months, and is commonly used as a marker for diabetes diagnosis and management. When sugar in your blood sticks to your red blood cells, it forms something called HbA1c. Since red blood cells live for about 120 days, the amount of HbA1c in your blood gives a good picture of how high your sugar levels have been in that time. It's especially useful for people with diabetes to see how well their blood sugar is controlled. The result is given as a percentage, and for managing diabetes, doctors often recommend keeping this number below 7%. It helps give an average view of your blood sugar levels during a longer period of time, unlike daily tests which can change a lot from day to day.
  • Lily
    I recently felt the need to keep an eye on my sugar levels, given some concerning symptoms. With clinic visits being cumbersome, GetTested's Diabetes Test was a refreshing alternative. From receiving the kit to obtaining the results, every step was user-centric. Taking the sample was easy, and the insights were detailed. Knowing my glucose levels has given me the confidence to make necessary lifestyle adjustments. For anyone seeking a hassle-free health check, this test is an outstanding choice. Thorough, reliable, and convenient.

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