Diabetes type 2 is a condition that affects our bodies’ ability to process and store sugar correctly. There is no cure but it can be well managed by drugs such as metformin. This keeps blood sugar levels normal preventing any damage to the body.
Using a home test works in the following steps:
Last reviewed: 7/11/2019 by Dr Clair Grainger
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Type 2 diabetes is a health condition related to how your body deals with sugar. Sugar is broken down in the stomach and enters the blood. A hormone, insulin, is produced to store any extra sugar for later on.
Type 2 diabetes:
The most common, early symptoms of type 2 diabetes are:
Type 2 diabetes can affect anyone but usually affects people are over 40.
Other things that can increase your risk are:
Early diagnosis is important for preventing damage to the body. You should be tested if you experience any symptoms or you’re one of those who has a higher risk of getting diabetes, and consider testing as part of a general health check.
You can get tested by ordering a home diabetes test kit. At Superdrug Online Doctor, we offer home testing for diabetes. You can order as long as you’re over 18 and you can check to see if you need to think about starting treatment, or if you want to see how well your current treatment is working. The way it works is, you take a pin-prick blood sample to test your blood sugar levels. You send both samples to our lab and your results will be ready, in your account, after 2-3 days, along with advice from a Superdrug online doctor.
Type 2 diabetes can often have no symptoms but still be causing damage to your body. If left undiagnosed it can result in complications that can seriously affect your health. So, it’s important to regularly get tested if you’re at risk.
You will need to go through your GP to start your diabetes treatment. Treatment has to be prescribed at first by your doctor but you can then be reorder it online through Superdrug Online Doctor.
You will still need to get regular diabetes check ups at your GP surgery to make sure your treatment is keeping your diabetes under control.
To order online you need to:
You also need to have had the following in the last 6 months:
Type 2 diabetes can be treated using medications to help control your blood sugar levels. There are a number of options and your GP will help you decide on the best one for you.
If you are prescribed metformin tablets, Superdrug Online Doctor can help you with repeat orders for your medication.
You can also order treatments for some of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including high blood pressure and quit smoking medications.
Other treatments for diabetes type 2, such as insulin pens, are not currently available through Superdrug Online Doctor.
All medications can cause side effects. With metformin these can include:
Talk to your GP if you do experience any side effects. They will be able to help you manage them or find an alternative treatment if necessary.
Diabetes UK. What is Type 2 Diabetes. [online]. The British Diabetes Association. Available at: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/type-2-diabetes [accessed 7th August 2020].
NHS (2017). What is Type 2 Diabetes. [online]. NHS. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/ [accessed 16th November 2018].
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