In our busy and hectic lifestyles, many people dismiss some of the early signs of the onset of diabetes, such as excessive thirst, blurred vision, tiredness, or frequent visits to the toilet, or they may not notice the symptoms as they can develop slowly over a period of time.
However, ignoring the symptoms can cause irreparable damage to the eyes, internal organs or nerve damage and also give you an increased risk of suffering other serious, potentially life-threatening episodes such as a stroke or heart attack. Diabetes is a progressive disease and if left unchecked insulin production can worsen and becomes more difficult to control or reverse.
Pre-diabetes is the name given to the condition which is approaching Type II diabetes. Just as in some cases Type II diabetes can be reversed, the same applies to pre-diabetes, meaning that a person never progresses to a full diabetic state. Knowing of the many complications associated with diabetes, a pre-diabetic status gives you the chance to reverse or at least slow down the progression to diabetes.
Once you know that you are in a pre-diabetic state a healthcare professional can refer you to a specialist or counsellor to further explain the significance of your condition and provide you with advice on how to manage your pre-diabetes and reduce your risk of developing Type II diabetes.
If your test result shows that you are diabetic, you will be able to share these results with your doctor and seek medical advice to manage your condition.
This test can also be used as an easy and convenient way to monitor your diabetes or pre-diabetes status by repeating every 4 to 6 months. For your convenience and to save up to 1 months cost, we offer a six-months supply of Diabetes and pre-diabetes monitoring kits at this discounted rate of 6 for the price of 5. You will receive 6 kit boxes after confirming your payment online and you will need to follow the instructions on each kit at exactly one-month intervals, returning your DBS Sample Collection Card to the MAP Sciences laboratory every month. For more information please contact customersupport@MAPSciences.com.