IMPORTANT NOTICE : -Home use tests are a useful element in your proactive healthcare
regime but are not intended to replace a consultation with your General Practitioner
or other suitably qualified healthcare provider. Nothing contained on this web site
should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis, advice or treatment
If you have any concerns regarding your health always consult your Doctor.
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
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
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
People who buy diabetes test also buy home Cholesterol tests as the 2 conditions
often occur together