Diabetes Testing




4-12 hrs


15 mins

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Identify signs of diabetes

By the end of 2010, 2.8 million people were diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. It is now one of the most prevalent diseases in the UK. If left untreated it can cause serious long-term complications.


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Understanding Diabetes

There are 2 types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Both types of diabetes affect the body’s ability to convert digested food into energy.

Type 1 is identified in childhood and is an autoimmune, genetic disorder in which the body does not produce insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is more common than type 1. It usually occurs in older people, but an increasing number of younger people are being diagnosed with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is a preventative disease. It happens when cells of the pancreas are no longer able to produce insulin to break down glucose.

Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes can include dietary factors, lack of exercise, and elevated cholesterol levels. Symptoms indicating type 2 diabetes are increased thirst, urination, and weight loss.

How To Book A Blood Test

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Use our online booking engine or book your test by giving us a call.

Choose your test type

On the online booking engine select the “appointment type” you need.

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You will be seen by one of our friendly phlebotomists or trained clinicians.


Type of sample taken: Blood
  • If you are coming for a blood test, it is advised that you arrive well-hydrated.
During the test
  • Diabetes screening is a simple blood test.
  • A needle is inserted into a vein, usually on the inner arm near the elbow, and a small amount of blood is drawn.
  • You may feel a pricking or scratching sensation.
  • The test price includes only taking your blood and sending the results by email.
  • If you would one of our doctors to interpret your results, a consultation fee is applicable.
  • We strongly recommend the consultation before any testing, which allows you to discuss the most appropriate possibilities.

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We work with experienced consultants & healthcare professionals who have received positive feedback from our patients, and with whom we have established long-term relationships.


What is diabetes?
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes involve the body’s relationship with insulin, the hormone responsible for signaling the body’s metabolism of glucose. In type 1, insulin is not produced at all. In type 2, the body does not respond properly to the release of insulin.
HbA1c is glycated haemoglobin, a long-term marker of blood sugar levels. It is a protein that develops in the blood when red blood cells join with glucose in the blood. People with diabetes will have higher levels of HbA1c depending on their risk of developing complications from the condition.
For those with type 1 diabetes, lowering HbA1c can reduce the risk of microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, and diabetic nephropathy. For people with type 2 diabetes, even a slight reduction in HbA1C reduces the risk of cataracts, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease.

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