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Diabetes Screening

HbA1c Blood Test

At some point your GP or Nurse may perform a blood test to measure the amount of glucose (sugar) that has been 'bound'  (stuck) to your red blood cells over the last 2-3 months. This gives us an indication of how well your body is controlling your blood sugar levels in general. The result may be as follows:

  • 'Normal'  --> Repeat at 5 years or if symptoms of diabetes develop
  • 'At Risk of Diabetes' ----> Discuss with our practice nurse and our health trainer Karen how we can minimize the risk of you developing diabetes in the future.
  • 'Diabetic'---> You will be asked to come in and discuss this with a GP.

Diagnosing diabetes and picking up those who are 'at risk' early can help us to minimise the potential complications that can ensue.


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