What can I expect from this Diabetes Diagnosis and Monitoring?
Most people do not know they have diabetes until it is too late. This diabetes home test checks your levels of HbA1c, used to determine whether you currently have diabetes or are at risk of developing it. Type 2 diabetes is when your body stops processing glucose properly, leading to cell damage. Unlike type 1 diabetes which is an autoimmune disease, type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Hence, this test can be a life-saving test. For anyone suffering from diabetes, regular HbA1c checks are recommended to monitor progress.
Checking your levels of HbA1c is a way of confirming if you have (or are at risk of developing) diabetes. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality. For anyone who already knows they have diabetes, regular HbA1c checks are essential to monitor progress.
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test is used to measure the average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months and is commonly used to diagnose and monitor diabetes. The sugar is called glucose which builds up in the blood and binds to the haemoglobin in the red blood cells.
Folate (Vitamin B9) is a vitamin which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs and is important during pregnancy. It can be found in leafy green vegetables, yeast and citrus fruits. Folate tests are used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.