Blood Sugar Test or Diabetes Test

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Blood glucose tests can be conducted at Bradford Pharmacy through a simple blood test, to measure the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose is a simple sugar that provides energy for the body.

Blood glucose tests are also sometimes called blood sugar tests. They are usually used to monitor and assist with the management of diabetes. People with diabetes often monitor their own blood glucose at home through a finger-prick test with a blood glucose monitor.

The standard blood glucose tests measure your blood sugar level at a particular time and can help you to see the effects of food, exercise, medication and illness on your blood glucose levels.

As blood glucose monitoring detects your blood sugar levels at a particular point in time, it is not an accurate tool to assist with the diagnosis of diabetes. Your blood glucose levels generally go up or down during the day based on food, exercise, hormonal changes, and illness.
Blood Sugar Test or Diabetes Test
 Blood Sugar Test or Diabetes Test
However, high levels of glucose can indicate diabetes or be at risk of diabetes. You will need to discuss with your pharmacist and doctor what the test results mean for you, given your specific circumstances.

Diabetes is a condition characterised by high blood sugar (glucose) levels. It is caused by a lack or insufficiency of insulin, a hormone which regulates the way glucose is used in your body.

Left untreated, diabetes can cause long-term damage to your eyesight, your kidneys, your hands and your feet as well as increase your risk of heart disease.

When should you consider getting tested for diabetes?

If two or more of the following risk factors apply to you:
  • You are over 40 years of age.
  • You are overweight for your height.
  • You have a parent or a sibling with Diabetes.
  • You have High Blood Pressure or Cholesterol.
  • You exercise less than 2.5 hrs per week.

Also, irrespective of risk factors you should get tested if you experience symptoms of Diabetes such as:
  • Frequent urination.
  • Feeling very thirsty almost all the time.
  • Hungry even though you are eating.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal.
  • Unexplained weight loss or blurry vision.

This content was written and edited by Bradford Pharmacy. Our health information is evidence based, up-to-date and reviewed by health professionals. It is not intended to replace the medical information given to you by your doctor.

We aim to provide you with the knowledge and support you need to make confident decisions about your health and wellbeing.

Our Contact Numbers Are:
Bradford Pharmacy: +263 77 440 7223.

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