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What is a Diabetes Diagnostic Test?
This test measures your blood sugar levels to identify whether you may be at risk of diabetes. Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are too high and can lead to further health complications including heart and kidney problems. It is important to identify diabetes as early as possible.
Why consider a Diabetes Diagnostic Test?
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease which is becoming increasingly common across all ages. Up to one third of adults in the UK have pre-diabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes is caused by an interplay between lifestyle factors and genes. Lifestyle factors which increase the likelihood of developing diabetes include lack of exercise, unhealthy diet choices and being overweight.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Frequent urination
- Unexpected weight loss
- Feeling thirsty all the time
If you have any of the above symptoms, or you are concerned that you may have diabetes, you should consider this test.
How does this test work?
This test needs a blood sample collected by a nurse. Once your sample has been collected, place it in the envelope provided and send it to our accredited UK laboratory for efficient analysis.
What tests will be run on my sample?
This test will assess the following:
- Blood glucose. This test measures your blood sugar levels.
- HbA1c. This test for glycosylated haemoglobin assesses how controlled your blood glucose levels have been over the last 3 months.
When will my test kit arrive?
If you place your order before 4 pm, Monday to Friday, your kit will be dispatched on the same day. If you would like a tracked and guaranteed service please choose special delivery at checkout.
How will I receive my test results?
The confidential results of your Diabetes DiagnosticTest will be ready within one working day of your sample’s arrival at our accredited UK laboratory. You can access your results online by logging into your secure patient area on our website. As soon as all of your results are available, a member of our Patient Services team will notify you.
What should I do with my results?
If your test reveals you have raised blood glucose levels and are at the stage described as pre-diabetic, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Medication can be prescribed, and further testing may be recommended to ensure the success of treatment. It is possible to lower blood glucose levels by making lifestyle changes.
Better2Know can arrange private consultations throughout the UK with our network of skilled doctors.
How can I order my test?
You can order your Diabetes Diagnostic Test now by selecting the ‘Add to Basket’ button. To speak to an advisor and buy this test over the phone, call Better2Know on the number above. A member of our dedicated Patient Services team will answer your questions and process your order.
Better2Know provides a wide range of health tests and screens throughout the UK. Our welcoming and experienced team are available 24/7 for your convenience.
How it works
How It Works
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Free return postage to the lab.
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.