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HbA1c (pre-diabetes)

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Our HbA1c blood test measures average blood glucose levels over a 10-12 week period. Gain accurate data on the amount of sugar in your diet and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.
What's included
  • Finger prick kit
  • Accredited lab analysis
  • Market leading results dashboard
  • Postage & packaging
  • Results within 2 working days of receipt
  • Reviewed by a doctor or nurse
your discount will be applied at checkout

Why check
HbA1c Levels?

Our HbA1c home blood test will check your body’s average blood glucose levels and will indicate if you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The test also enables those with type 2 diabetes to monitor their condition.

HbA1c is considered the gold standard in diabetes testing. Unlike other glucose tests which measure your blood sugar levels at the point where the test is taken e.g. that day, the HbA1c blood test provides an average measurement of your blood glucose levels over the previous 2-3 months.

A HbA1c test can therefore identify if you are prediabetic before being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Discovering you have high blood glucose levels can help to motivate you into making some changes to your lifestyle. 

Read more about HbA1c.

What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

The main symptoms of type 2 diabetes are:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Feeling tired
  • Needing to pee more often, especially at night
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Itching around your genitalia or recurrent thrush infections
  • Wounds taking longer than usual to heal
Type 2 Diabetes
1m
1 million
people are living with Type 2 diabetes in the UK, who don’t know they have it (Diabetes UK).
Insight
52%
of Forth customers improved their HbA1c result between tests.

How to reduce your HbA1c level

There are ways to lower your HbA1c level, such as:

  • losing weight
  • regular exercise
  • avoiding processed foods with high saturated fat and sugar contents
  • choosing low glycaemic foods like wholegrains, fruit and vegetables

Our article Is prediabetes reversible?’ is a good place to start if you’re looking for advice on lowering your HbA1c levels.

improve your unique self

Want to improve your health & wellbeing? Forth gives you insight into your body’s key biomarkers. By tracking essential markers overtime you can build a picture of your own unique self and discover how your body responds to the changes you make so you can reach your personal best.

Chose a health check

Order your home blood test online and we’ll deliver it straight to your letterbox.

Collect your sample

Our finger prick blood test kit has everything you need. Just collect your sample, and return it to our accredited lab, using the Tracked-24 envelope supplied.

Fast, accurate results

Your blood test results will be reviewed by our healthcare team and uploaded to your dashboard within 24-48hrs. Along with simple explanations and expert advice on how to make improvements.

Health Dashboard

View your results on our app and web platform, which gives you key information, bespoke advice, and allows you to dive deeper to find out more.

Advice by medical experts

We don’t just provide your levels and leave you to it; our team of medical experts interpret any out-of range results and provide advice specifically tailored to you.

COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS

Our app allows you to compare your biomarker results against other individuals of a similar age and gender, so you’re able to benchmark your health more accurately, and identify any areas that need improvement.

Track changes over time

One test is a snapshot, but test repeatedly over time and you’ll see how your body reacts, adapts and changes to elements like diet, exercise, supplements, and more. The more information you have, the clearer the picture of your own unique physiology, and the greater your understanding of what your body needs to perform at its best.

Fast & Accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory.

Secure

Secure access to online results.

Convenient

Convenient tests can be done at home.

Online Dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time.

Frequently asked questions

Take the guess work out of your health. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked. If you need anything else try our help section.

  • What is prediabetes?

    Prediabetes is the stage before type 2 diabetes is diagnosed. During pre-diabetes, your blood glucose levels are increased above normal but are not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Therefore, it is the critical period before diabetes is diagnosed and, if spotted, may be improved with simple changes to your lifestyle.

    Prediabetes is often used to describe two conditions. Impaired fasting glucose (IFT), when your blood glucose levels are increased after a period of fasting, or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) where your blood sugar levels are increased beyond normal after eating.

    It is not an uncommon condition either, up to 7 million people in the UK are believed to be prediabetic.

    Read more in our article ‘Is Prediabetes Reversible?

  • What is the test for diabetes type 2?

    An HbA1c blood test is the gold standard for diagnosing diabetes type 2. It gives an average measure of your blood glucose levels over the last 2-3 months.

     

  • Is the amount of people with diabetes growing?

    In the UK, 4.7 million people have diabetes and this is expected to rise to 5.5 million within the next decade. 90% of people who have had a diagnosis have type 2 diabetes whereas type 1 accounts for around 8%.

    Yet the actual figure could be higher because there is an estimated one million people living with type 2 diabetes in the UK who haven’t been diagnosed. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is a problem, not least because it costs the NHS a staggering £173 million per week.

    The increase in obesity is largely to blame for the rise in type 2 diabetes cases. In fact, it is the biggest risk factor for the development of the condition. Yet, by taking control of your own health and understand what’s really going on inside you, you can take positive action to lower your risk by making changes to your lifestyle.

  • What is an HbA1c blood test for?

    An HbA1c test is used to test for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes in adults. Unlike other tests, it gives you an average blood glucose reading over a period of up to three months rather than at the time of testing. It is often considered the gold standard in diabetes testing.

     

  • What is a healthy HbA1c level?

    For people who do not have type 2 diabetes, a normal HbA1c level is between 20-42mmol/mol.

  • What can cause a high HbA1c level?

    Several factors can contribute to an increase in HbA1c levels such as obesity or being overweight, lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet, diabetes, stress and even some medications.

  • What can I do to reduce my HbA1c level?

    There are several things you can do to help lower your HbA1c level such as eat a healthier diet consisting of low glycaemic index foods, exercise regularly, reduce stress and lose weight are just a few.

    Use our at home HbA1c blood test to monitor and check your HbA1c levels.

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Want to add more biomarkers to your test? That’s no problem. All of our tests can be personalised.  Just use our ‘customise this test’ button below to see the list of biomarkers which you can add to your test and get analysed at the same time.