MyHealthTest® is an Australian Company that helps people better manage their health by providing reliable and convenient pathology test services using blood samples people can collect in the comfort of home.
Canberra resident Louise Breshnan and Diabetes ACT CEO, Gil Cremer spoke to the Canberra Chronicle about the benefits offered to people living with diabetes by the new MyHealthTest at-home fingerprick Diabetes (HbA1c) Test Service.
The diabetes test (known as HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin test) measures your average blood sugar levels over the previous 3 months.
This test is most commonly used to diagnose Type 2 Diabetes and is also used to help diagnose and assess the early stages of diabetes, known as pre-diabetes
The MyHealthTest Diabetes (HbA1c) Test Service allows you to check your HbA1c levels using a fingerprick blood sample from the comfort of home. This test service will make pathology testing more accessible for busy people and those in remote and rural areas.
“I can see the potential for remote people, when it’s quite a big deal to get to a doctor”
-Louise Breshnan, Living with type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, 280 Australians develop diabetes every day, and it’s thought that 50% of these new cases are going undiagnosed.
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