Diabetes screen

£49.00

If you currently have diabetes (type 1 or 2) or are looking to take an active role in diabetes prevention, our HbA1C blood test is designed for you.

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Description

If you currently have diabetes (type 1 or 2) or are looking to take an active role in diabetes prevention, our HbA1C blood test is designed for you. HbA1C (glycated haemoglobin) forms when glucose in your body binds to haemoglobin – a protein found in red blood cells. And because our red blood cells are active for around 60-90 days, this simple test provides you with a reading of your blood sugar levels over the past three months.

You should test your HbA1C if you:

  • Would like an accurate picture of your body’s longer term blood sugar control
  • Have diabetes and need to track your glucose levels
  • Want to know your risk of developing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes

  • HbA1C
    One of the key tests in the diagnosis of diabetes - Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) is a blood test that measures the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the past two to three months. It does this by calculating the percentage of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen, which is coated with sugar (glycated). High HbA1C Levels: Indicate poor blood sugar control and a higher risk of diabetes complications. Elevated levels are used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, and to monitor diabetes management. Low HbA1C Levels: Generally seen in individuals without diabetes or with well-controlled diabetes. Very low levels may suggest hypoglycemia, particularly in diabetic patients using insulin or certain diabetes medications.

How it Works
1

Choose one of our test packages according to your needs – whether this would be general health screening, nutritional state, sexual health or monitoring of a chronic condition and get it delivered to your home or office.

2

Perform the test at your comfort zone. This will require a fingerprick, swab of urine sample collection. Instructions will be included in your kit. Post it back to one of our accredited laboratories in a prepaid envelope.

3

We will notify you when results are available and you can access it in your dashboard together with advice from our health experts. Repeat tests as recommended and track results to keep your health in a good shape all the time.

Video tutorial

This video shows step-by-step guidance on how to use The Red Drop blood collection kits