Do you find yourself urinating more often? Feeling persistently thirsty? Or, maybe you’re constantly tired? There’s a chance that these symptoms are being caused by Diabetes.
Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose level is too high, this can happen if you’re not producing any insulin at all (Type 1), or the insulin you’re producing isn’t working effectively or you’re not producing enough (Type 2). Both types can result in a number of different issues and it’s important to check as soon as you find symptoms starting to appear - this can be done from the comfort of your own home.
How do you check for Diabetes from home?
If you want to check for Diabetes from home, at-home testing can help identify diabetes or prediabetes in a fast and convenient way.
LetsGetChecked’s Diabetes Test for HbA1c can help identify pre-diabetes or determine how well a person's diabetes is being controlled following diagnosis all from the comfort of your own home.
When you should test for Diabetes
If untreated, Diabetes can cause a number of significant health problems - from cardiovascular disease to kidney damage. This is why it’s so important to get diagnosed early and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Some common indicators that you may have Diabetes include:
- Urinating more than ten times a day
- Persistent thirst
- Feeling hungry even though you are eating a recommended calorie intake each day
- 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)
The most reliable way to check for Diabetes from home is with an at-home blood test.
LetsGetChecked’s Diabetes Test can help identify diabetes - whether that be prediabetes or how well your diabetes is being controlled following diagnosis, all with a simple finger-prick.
HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin is made when glucose (sugar) in your body sticks to your red blood cells. The % of Hemoglobin A1c refers to the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Glycated hemoglobin is red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when A1c is over 6.5%.