Self Check Blood Glucose Pre Diabetes Test
What will it help you with?
Prediabetes is a “pre-diagnosis” of diabetes—you can think of it as a warning sign. It’s when your blood glucose level (blood sugar level) is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough to be considered diabetes.
Prediabetes is an indication that you could develop type 2 diabetes if you don’t make some lifestyle changes.
Diabetes develops very gradually, so when you’re in the prediabetes stage—when your blood glucose level is higher than it should be—you may not have any symptoms at all. You may, however, notice that:
- You’re hungrier than normal
- you’re losing weight, despite eating more
- You’re thirstier than normal
- You have to go to the bathroom more frequently
- You’re more tired than usual
All of those are typical symptoms associated with diabetes, so if you’re in the early stages of diabetes, you may notice them.
Who is it for?
This blood sugar test is for everyone but is strongly recommended for anyone over the age of 40 years of age. The test is also strongly recommended for anyone with high cholesterol as the risk of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) can be heightened due to the presence of diabetes.
With only one drop of blood needed to complete a test, the home test kit is completed with ease of use and discretion in mind.
What does it Do?
With only one drop of blood needed to complete a test, the home test kit is completed with ease of use and discretion in mind. As a home test kit there is no extended waiting time after blood has been taken. Used kits can be disposed of safely in normal domestic waste. The test can be completed first thing on a morning and the test allows you to get reliable results and then make an informed choice if the results are positive.
How often you test is dependant on lifestyle and levels of physical activity. Diet and other medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, can also have a bearing. A healthy person should look to have their blood glucose levels checked each year.
Why should I use this?
It is possible to prevent prediabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes. Eating healthy food, losing weight and staying at a healthy weight, and being physically active can help you bring your blood glucose level back into the normal range.