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Diabetes Testing

Diabetes Testing

Our home diabetes test for HbA1c can help identify pre-diabetes. It can also determine how well an individual’s diabetes is being controlled following diagnosis. A high HbA1c result means that you have too much sugar in your blood. This is due to glucose (sugar) in your body sticking to your red blood cells. If your body can’t use sugar properly, more of it sticks to your blood cells and builds up in your blood elevating sugar levels.


Symptoms include:

  • Urinating regularly (more than ten times a day)
  • Persistently thirsty
  • Feeling hungry even though you are eating your recommended daily calorie intake
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dry eyes or blurred vision
  • Dry mouth or tongue
  • Itchy skin
  • Unexpected weight loss (type 1 Diabetes)
  • Pain or numbness in the hands (type 2 Diabetes)

When is best to test?

The test is used to determine your risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or how well your diabetes is being managed. You should take this test if:

  • You have diabetes type 1 or type 2
  • You have a family history of diabetes
  • You are presenting with symptoms of diabetes

The Science

The % of “Hemoglobin A1c,” relates to the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Glycated hemoglobin is red blood cells that have glucose (sugar) attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when A1c is over 6.5%