This test measures both hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and glucose to determine if you are likely to have and/or develop type 1 or type 2 diabetes. With diabetes, the body does not properly process the food we eat into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. Early detection is important because it is possible to stop the condition from worsening and causing more severe, life-changing symptoms, with dietary and lifestyle changes.
Many factors including lifestyle, diet, age and race can increase your risk for diabetes. This test is ideal for those 45+ who do little exercise, have a high sugar/red meat diet, have poor sleeping habits, and are of Latino, Indigenous, Black, or Pacific Islander heritage. The type and severity of symptoms will vary based on blood sugar levels; increased thirst, blurred vision, frequent urination and fatigue are strong indicators that you should get tested.
Biomarkers tested: EAG, Glucose, HbA1c
Collection method: Finger prick sample
Because powered by imaware at-home testing offers peace of mind and convenient, immediate action without having to visit the doctor or get a referral. The tests are FSA/HSA eligible and eliminate those costly surprise lab bills. Real doctors review your test and return straightforward results in less than a week, personally contacting you if the findings are abnormal. Results are as accurate as traditional lab testing and are accepted by your personal healthcare provider should you need to follow up with them.