Diabetes affects more than 37 million people in the UK. Over time, if left untreated, it can cause serious health problems, such as vision loss, kidney disease, and heart disease.
A simple blood test for diabetes at a blood test pharmacy such as Anna Pharmacy in South London can determine if you have diabetes. You can get your blood test for diabetes in Carshalton or any of our branches.
As of today, there is no cure for diabetes but maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent and manage diabetes.
TYPES OF DIABETES
Type 1 Diabetes
An autoimmune reaction in the body is what causes Type 1 diabetes. If you have Type 1 Diabetes, you need to take insulin daily to manage sugar levels.
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Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type. With this type, your body doesn’t use insulin well and doesn’t keep normal levels of blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle changes, such as:
- Losing weight
- Eating a healthy diet
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Gestational diabetes can develop in women who are pregnant and who have never had diabetes.
More than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. With prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. The good news is that with a healthy diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, you can take steps to reverse it.
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Blood Tests Used to Diagnose Diabetes
Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C) Test
This blood test measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin. With high blood sugar levels, there is more hemoglobin attached to the sugar.
Get your Gylcated Hemoglobin blood test for diabetes in Sutton or any Anna Pharmacy branch.
As the name suggests, a random blood sugar test is a test that is taken at any given time.
Get your Random Sugar blood test for diabetes in Hackbridge or any Anna Pharmacy branch.
Fasting Blood Sugar Test
This test is considered the most accurate for testing for diabetes. It requires that you fast at least 8-10 hours before taking the test.
Get your Fasting Sugar blood test for diabetes in Wallington or any Anna Pharmacy branch.
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
For this test, you are required to fast overnight. First, they take a blood sample and then you drink a sugary liquid, and blood sugar levels are tested regularly for the next two hours.
Get your Oral Glucose Tolerance blood test for diabetes in Croydon or any Anna Pharmacy branch.
Visit the Anna Pharmacy diabetes test pharmacy in Wallington or any of our other branches in South London. Our trusted pharmacists are always available to answer any diabetes related questions.