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Diabetes Screening

Diabetes Screening

Diabetes screening is useful for catching diabetes at an early stage.Diabetes screening tests is a good preventative method for catching the development of diabetes at an early stage.Diabetes screening tests are becoming more common in the UK, as diabetes continue to grow.

What should a diabetes screening test be used for?

Results from a diabetes screening test can be used to seek further medical advice from a doctor or medical professional. The screening test is not intended as a diagnosis, and diabetes screening test are not always accurate. If, at any stage of the test, you are nervous or unsure, contact your doctor for further advice..

What does a diabetes screening test find out?

A diabetes screening test shows whether there is glucose present in the urine of the person taking the test. The test gives a simple positive or negative answer as to whether glucose is present.If the test is positive, glucose has been found in the urine, but a measure of how much is not presented.

So does a diabetes screening test diagnose diabetes?

No, only a doctor or a diabetic specialist can actually diagnose diabetes. However, a diabetes screening test can act as an early warning sign for diabetes, before any diabetes symptoms become obvious.

Why is a diabetes screening test useful if it cannot detect diabetes?

Diabetes screening tests are useful, because glucose in the urine can be an early sign that diabetes is developing. If diabetes is detected at a pre-diabetes stage, preventative action can be taken. Other diabetes screening tests may then be applied.

Why would I have glucose in my urine?

Glucose in the urine usually means that blood glucose levels are above average. However, this is not always the case.

What does it mean if I have diabetes?

If you are taking a diabetes screening test, it is likely that you have type 2 diabetes.

What should I do if I have a positive result for a diabetes screening test?

Experts advise the individual not to panic and to make a routine doctor’s appointment. Your doctor will likely take a blood glucose test.

What should I do if I have a negative result for a diabetes screening test?

A negative result for a blood glucose test means that there is not glucose in the urine. However, if you notice or have noticed any diabetes symptoms, experts advise contacting your GP.

KC OPTICIANS are on the process of getting approval for Diabetes screening. For more details and assistance please call us on 01202 571601

If you wish to sign our Petition that the Retinal Diabetic Screening should be available in Kinson, then please call us to register your support or just send us an email to indicating your support.

We will continue with our efforts to make this service available locally in Kinson.

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