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Diabetes is a condition where the body doesn't process glucose (sugar) effectively enough, resulting in high glucose levels. This is due to reduced production of insulin by the pancreas. If untreated, this deficiency of insulin can eventually lead to a coma.
This fast and simple blood test measures the glucose in your blood and can therefore give an accurate diagnosis of diabetes, whether that's Type 1 or Type 2. A diagnosis will then mean a change to dietary habits, diabetes medication or extra insulin in order to lower the blood sugar level.
This blood test is for anyone wanting to check the level of glucose (sugar) in their blood.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
The random blood glucose test can be taken at any time of day. It measures the level of sugar in your blood and is an indicator of how well your body is metabolising sugars to store in your cells as glycogen.
As the test is random, the reference ranges are higher than that of a fasting sample as the test could have been performed shortly after eating.
Raised levels could indicate pre-diabetes or diabetes.
We will send you your Diabetes Mini Check finger-prick blood sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Diabetes Mini Check includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Diabetes Mini Check results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Diabetes Mini Check results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.