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Type 2 diabetes - test for diabetes type 2 symptoms

Type 2 diabetes
If you are concerned that you may have type 2 diabetes our simple blood glucose test kit will help you.

There are large numbers of people in the UK who may be affected by type 2 diabetes but don’t know it.  Diabetes is caused by a problem in the way your body makes or uses insulin. Insulin transports blood sugar into your cells, storing it to be used later for energy.

When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not respond properly to insulin. This is known as insulin resistance. As a result blood sugar doesn’t get into the cells to be stored for energy and instead builds up in the blood into higher and higher levels.This is called hyperglycemia. High levels of blood sugar often trigger the pancreas to produce more and more insulin, but it is not enough to keep up with the body's demand.

People who are overweight are more likely to have insulin resistance, because fat interferes with the body's ability to use insulin. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with an elevated blood cholesterol level.

Type 2 diabetes usually occurs gradually and is NOT a mild form of diabetes. Most people with the disease are overweight at the time of diagnosis. However, type 2 diabetes can also develop in those who are thin, especially the elderly.

Family history and genetics play a large role in type 2 diabetes. Low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight (especially around the waist) significantly increase your risk for type 2 diabetes

Early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes detected with the aid of our home diabetes test kits which test for diabetes easily and quickly can help to prevent future complications.

What are the signs of type 2 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 symptoms include tiring easily and blurred vision. Obesity and lack of physical activity also increase the risk of developing diabetes.

How do I perform the test?
Prick your finger quickly and easily with the micro-lancet to obtain a drop of blood. Place the drop of blood on the test strip and wait for 30 seconds. 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; follow them carefully.

What does the result tell me?
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.

Type 2 diabetes test



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