Diabetes tests

diabetes blood tests

Type 1, 2 and Gestational Diabetes Blood Testing

Type1 and Type2 Diabetes blood testing through Nuffield Private Hospitals.

Diabetics have high levels of glucose in thier blood as either the liver is unable to produce enough Insulin (the hormone that instructs the body cells to use glucose) or the cells become insulin resistant. There are 3 types of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, this is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, and young adults. In this type of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body’s immune system has attacked and destroyed them.

Type 2 diabetes, this is the most common type of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is also associated with excess weight, physical inactivity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, and certain ethnicities. Type 2 diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition linked to excess weight in which muscle, liver, and fat cells do not use insulin properly. As a result, the body needs more insulin to help glucose enter cells to be used for energy. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. But in time, the pancreas loses its ability to produce enough insulin in response to meals, and blood glucose levels rise.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy

We provide a number of private blood tests that can detect and monitor the development of this disease.

Included in every order:

  1. A Blue Horizon Pathology Passport; enabling a guaranteed appointment at over 30 Nuffield Hospitals in the UK.
  2. Results of your test are emailed to you in PDF format; along with laboratory reference ranges.
  3. Any results that are outside established parameters will be commented on by one of our medical panel Doctors.

Tests in this category

  • Urine Glucose
  • Known Diabetic 6 Month monitoring
  • Well Woman Screening
  • Well Person Screening
  • Well Man Screening
  • Senior Male Screening
  • Senior Female Screening
  • Biochemistry Screen
  • Insulin Antibody
  • Islet Cell Antibodies
  • Insulin C Peptide
  • Insulin