If you’ve noticed a drastic increase in your appetite recently, that’s also coupled with weight loss, or you’ve been needing to drink a lot of water and are frequently having to go to the toilet, you may need a blood test to rule out diabetes. Whatever the result, we’ll be there to advise on lifestyle changes and treatment.

We’re here for:

  • Blood sugar tests
  • Glucose tolerance tests
  • Gestational diabetes check for pregnant women
  • Diabetic monitoring
  • HbA1c
  • Cardiac monitoring
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Blood test for diabetes

A diabetes blood test (HbA1c) checks your blood sugar levels for signs of diabetes. We can carry out a test at any time, whether you’ve eaten recently or not, or we may get you to do a fasting blood sugar test to check for prediabetes as well as diabetes.

Oral glucose tolerance test

If your fasting blood sugar reading comes back OK, but you have a higher risk of developing diabetes, we will arrange a glucose tolerance test to see what happens to your blood sugars as you eat. An oral glucose tolerance test involves an overnight fast and a blood sugar check, but we’ll then give you a sugary liquid to drink and repeatedly monitor your blood sugar levels over the next two hours to see how your body absorbs the glucose. We also use the glucose tolerance test during pregnancy, to check for gestational diabetes.

Any of the diabetes tests listed can be performed in a £55.00 GP consultation for a full consultation and follow up.

If you'd like to book an appointment or make an enquiry, please give us a call on 0300 247 0121.


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