Diabetes & Glucose Testing

Diabetes & Glucose Testing

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure and can cause many serious complications such as eye disease (Diabetic Retinopathy), kidney failure, and nerve damage that can ultimately lead to amputation. Having diabetes significantly increases your risk of stroke and heart disease.

A quick and easy finger-stick screening that measures blood sugar levels following eight hours of fasting, our Blood Glucose test helps identify diabetes —a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke — as well as monitor blood sugar levels for those already diagnosed with the disease.

Diabetes and Glucose Testing

Who should have a Blood Glucose screening?

  • Anyone who has risk factors for diabetes
  • People aged 45 and over
  • Adults with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels

Warning signs

Most people with type 2 diabetes live with it for years without realizing that they have it. Many learn they have diabetes only after it causes one of its complications, such as heart disease, stroke, eye damage, nerve damage, and kidney disease. However, these are symptoms some people experience:

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet
  • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections