Why is this test needed?
Approximately 50% of people with diabetes don’t know they have it. Unhealthy diets, obesity and lack of exercise are the main causes of diabetes. If you have diabetes and are diagnosed early, you can be treated before illness develops. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputations and blindness in adults. Most cases of diabetes can be treated with just dietary measures and oral medication. Early diagnosis is critical.