Type 2 Diabetes Test – Blood Glucose Screening | Life Line Screening

Type 2 Diabetes - Blood Glucose Screening

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin (the hormone that converts food into energy). There are several types of diabetes, the most common of which is type 2. In fact, about 95% of people with diabetes have type 2. 


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Who is this screening for?

Type 2 Diabetes Screening is for anyone who has risk factors for diabetes, is aged 45 and over, and adults with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

Ages

45+

Frequency

Every 3 years

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Race and ethnicity (African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives are at an increased risk)
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes occurring during pregnancy), or delivering a baby weighing nine pounds or more at birth
  • Being overweight
  • Physical inactivity
  • Low HDL "good" cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal fasting glucose screening results

Type 2 Diabetes Screening Details

The Type 2 Diabetes Screening is a quick and easy finger-stick glucose screening that measures blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. You must fast (no food or drink other than water) for 12 hours before your glucose screening.

About Type 2 Diabetes Screening

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure and can cause many serious complications such as eye disease, kidney failure, and nerve damage that 
can lead to amputation. Having diabetes significantly increases your risk of stroke and heart disease.

Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Most people with Type 2 Diabetes live with it for years without realizing they have it.
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet
  • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections
*Most of the time, screening results are normal, providing the customer with peace of mind. However, in some cases, such as the real life stories here, potential health issues are identified enabling the person to do something about it before it is too late.