Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic health condition in Australia
Do you know your risk?
Almost 300 Australians develop diabetes every day. That's one person every 5 minutes. Now you can easily and conveniently check your risk of diabetes from home.
What will the diabetes (HbA1c) test show?
The diabetes test (known as HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin test) measures your average blood sugar levels over the previous 3 months.
This test is most commonly used to monitor and diagnose Type 2 Diabetes. It's also used to help diagnose and assess the early stages of diabetes, known as pre-diabetes.
Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to efficiently turn the energy from the food that you eat into a form that your body can use effectively. This gives you a high blood sugar (blood glucose) level that can do damage to your body and lead to other health problems.
If left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, vision loss and lower limb amputations.
If after taking the test your HbA1c level is found to be raised (provided with your test results), you’ll be advised to visit your doctor for further review.
How does our test service work?
Our fingerprick blood testing service is a confidential and convenient alternative to having blood taken at a local pathology centre, but with no needles in your arm. This method of dried blood spot sampling has been extensively validated and is comparable to testing with traditional whole blood samples. So, you can rest assured that you’ll get accurate, reliable results.