The SELFCheck Blood Glucose Test kit contains two tests and is a simple and reliable way to find out if you have an increased risk of having diabetes. An easy to use blood spot home test with results in a few minutes.
Diabetes is one of the world’s most common medical conditions. Long-term and untreated, high levels of glucose in your blood can damage your blood vessels leading to impaired eyesight, kidney damage, nerve damage, poor wound healing and in men, erectile disfunction. There is also a significantly higher risk of cardiac arrest and strokes. This simple test gives you a reliable and early indication of whether your blood glucose level is within normal limits or whether you are at risk of diabetes. Results are provided in moles/L and mg/dL.
Around a million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes but haven’t yet been diagnosed. This simple test shows if your blood glucose levels are in the normal range or high. If you have type 2 diabetes there are diet and lifestyle steps you can take to help reduce the risks associated with diabetes but you might also require medication to control your blood sugar levels from your doctor.
The SELFCheck Blood Glucose Test is simple to use with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. requiring only a small finger-prick blood drop obtained with the sterile, automatic lancet provided and is suitable for adults and children 6 years and older. The test takes just a few minutes and clearly indicates the level of glucose in your blood by comparing the colour of the your test result with the colour chart provided. If you are concerned about your blood glucose levels, speak with your doctor. The test is easy to use and a UK helpline is provided if you need any help to use your test kit or interpret your results. It is advised that should you have any concerns or questions about your test result that you consult your Doctor.
Tips & Advice
The test can help show you if you are at risk of having diabetes. If the test shows that you have high levels of glucose in your blood, speak to your doctor for further advice.
Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.
Time to take your sample. All of our health tests come with the exact tools you need to take a sample in the comfort of your own home.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. Now you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.