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Many people, particularly those over forty worry that they may be developing diabetes but do not know how to test for diabetes or how easy it is.
Diabetes symptoms are often a bit vague and frequently there are none but do consider that you may be developing type 2 diabetes if you experience some of the following especially if you are overweight and over 40 years old:-
Of course all of these symptoms may be caused by many other conditions but a simple diabetes test is useful as catching it early can prevent many serious and unpleasant complications.
Large numbers of people in Britain are affected by type 2 diabetes but don’t realise it. Unhealthy diets, growing levels of obesity and physical inactivity are the main causes of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, limb amputations and blindness in adults. Most cases of diabetes can be treated with lifestyle changes, dietary measures and oral medication. Early diagnosis is crucial which is why using a diabetes test kit is useful.
Type 2 diabetes is one of the world's most prevalent illnesses: it is estimated that perhaps more than a million people in the UK have some diabetes symptoms . Early diagnosis detected easily with the aid of our home diabetes test kit can help prevent future complications.
How high are my chances of developing diabetes?
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is significantly higher if any of your first-line relatives (parents, siblings) already have diabetes. Severe thirst, frequent need to urinate and unexplained weight loss are some of the symptoms of diabetes. Other diabetes symptoms include tiring easily and blurred vision. Obesity and lack of physical activity also increase the risk of developing diabetes.
How to test for diabetes with the kit
Yes - just prick your finger quickly and easily with the micro-lancet supplied to obtain a drop of blood. Place the blood on the test strip and wait for 30 seconds. Simply match the colour on the test strip with the disc and read off your blood glucose level. Full instructions for use are included with the test; please follow them carefully.
What do the results mean?
If your blood glucose level is between 72 mg/dl (4 mmol/l) and 108 mg/dl (6 mmol/l) you are within the normal limits. If you are well below or above the normal limits please consult your doctor.
What if I have no diabetes symptoms
Great news! But if you are overweight, inactive and over 40 its is useful to screen yourself perhaps once a year.
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