blood test for diabetes

If you have diabetes, self-testing your blood sugar (blood glucose) can be an important tool in managing your diabetes and preventing complications. The blood sugar tests can offer a window into your blood sugar levels to see if you are healthy, pre-diabetic, or have diabetes.  

Diabetes is a serious disease, but you can learn to manage it with lifestyle changes by making healthy food choices, maintaining a healthy weight, taking your medicine, as directed, exercising, and routinely monitoring blood sugar levels.  

Anna Pharmacy provides a variety of blood sugar tests for diabetes including the blood test for diabetes with fasting which has the most accurate results. You can get your blood test for diabetes with fasting in Sutton or at any of our Anna Pharmacy branches in London.  

Why Test Your Blood Sugar 

Blood testing for diabetes with fasting in Carshalton (or any of our other Anna Pharmacy branches) will provide helpful information for diabetes management.  

It can help you: 

  • Learn if your blood sugar is too low or too high 
  • Show you if your diabetes medicine is working properly 
  • Track the progress of your medical treatment  
  • Learn how your lifestyle changes of diet and exercise are affecting blood sugar levels 
  • Understand how such things as stress or other illnesses affect blood sugar levels 

What is a blood glucose test? 

The blood test for diabetes with fasting in Croydon screens for diabetes by measuring the level of glucose (sugar) in a person’s blood. 

Anna Pharmacy offers blood tests for diabetes fasting in Hackbridge. Call or visit us online to schedule an appointment.  

How to interpret fasting blood glucose level test results 

Normal blood glucose levels range between 70 to 99 mg/dL (3.9 to 5.5 mmol/L). Higher ranges could indicate pre-diabetes or diabetes. 

Healthy blood sugar levels 

50 and 70 mg/dL  

Normal blood sugar levels 

70 to 99 mg/dL (3.9 to 5.5 mmol/L)  

Pre-diabetic blood sugar levels 

100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L). This marks impaired fasting glucose levels that are pre-diabetic which puts you at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, blood lipid disorders, and high blood pressure. 

Diabetic blood sugar levels 

126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/L) or higher on more than one testing occasion indicates that you have diabetes. 

Schedule your blood test for diabetes with fasting in Wallington. Our expert clinicians at all locations can help you understand the results and answer any treatment questions.