Type 2 Diabetes
Currently, the number of people living with diabetes in the UK is estimated to be over 4 million.
It is predicted that up to 549,000 of these people are yet to be diagnosed. This represents 6% of the UK population or 1 in every 16 people having diabetes.
One5 Health provides a proactive approach to type 2 Diabetes
Testing for diabetes
At One5 Health we are very proactive about testing for diabetes, we have a wide array of tests available at the most affordable prices. Many of our results are available quickly, sometimes even within hours.
We offer the following tests to screen for diabetes:
HbA1c - glycosylated haemoglobin - £49
Glucose - blood glucose level - £35
Diabetic Profile (HbA1c and Glucose) - £69
Baseline cardiovascular screen - £125
PLEASE NOTE. All prices above are in addition to the fee for the GP appointment (from £60 for GP appointment)
Additional tests often done at the same time:
Lipids - full cholesterol panel including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and non-HDL cholesterol
Kidney function tests
Liver function tests
We also have access to some more specialised tests including:
Insulin - fasted insulin levels
Treatment of Diabetes
If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or you are struggling to manage your blood sugar levels then at One5 Health we are very proactive about supporting you, where possible, reducing the need for prescription medications and manage your diabetes more effectively.
Provided it is safe to do so we put together clear lifestyle plans for people including:
exercise prescriptions - exercise plans that can fit in with your life and need not be expensive nor time consuming
nutritional plans - nutritional plans to help you reduce your blood sugars levels and lose weight
mental health, stress and sleep management - the evidence tells us that having a chronic medical condition like diabetes can make us 60% more likely to suffer with a mental health problem as a result. We always support psychologically as well physically.
How One5 Health can help you
Worried you might have type 2 diabetes?
Recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes?
Struggling to manage your type 2 diabetes?
Want to reduce your type 2 diabetes medications?
One5 Health is a private GP clinic with locations in Moorgate in the City of London and Baker Street in Marylebone.
We believe strongly in a proactive approach to screening as well as the management of type 2 diabetes. We treat people with type 2 diabetes by implementing smarter, more focussed and better supported lifestyle plans and weight reductions techniques. In doing so we do not just reduce the need for prescription medications but we also improve one's overall health and future risk of developing other chronic conditions such as heart disease, peripheral vascular disease or anxiety and depression.
Book a GP appointment today to get test or to help you manage your diabetes better.
Standard GP appointment: £60
HbA1c blood test: £49
Glucose blood test: £35
Diabetic Profile (HbA1c & Glucose): £69
Baseline cardiovascular screen: £125
What is type 2 diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious chronic medical condition in which sugar (glucose) levels build up in the blood stream. A organ known as the pancreas usually secretes a hormone called insulin which helps to control and bring down blood sugar levels. In diabetes, either the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or the body is not sensitive to the insulin that is produced.
What causes type 2 diabetes?
About 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. We all need insulin to live. It does an essential job. It allows the glucose in our blood to enter our cells and fuel our bodies. When you have Type 2 diabetes, your body still breaks down carbohydrate from your food and drink and turns it into glucose.
The pancreas responds to this by releasing insulin. But because this insulin can’t work properly, blood glucose (also called sugar) levels keep rising.So more insulin is released. For some people with Type 2 diabetes this can eventually tire the pancreas out, meaning their body makes less and less insulin. This causes even higher blood sugar levels.
What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Many people have type 2 diabetes without realising. This is because symptoms do not necessarily make you feel unwell.
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:
peeing more than usual, particularly at night
feeling thirsty all the time
feeling very tired
losing weight without trying to
itching around your penis or vagina, or repeatedly getting thrush
cuts or wounds taking longer to heal
You're more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you:
are over 40 (or 25 for south Asian people)
have a close relative with diabetes (such as a parent, brother or sister)
are overweight or obese
are of south Asian, Chinese, African Caribbean or black African origin (even if you were born in the UK)
Diagnosing type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is often diagnosed following blood or urine tests for something else.
However, you should see your GP straight away if you have any of the above symptoms of diabetes.
To find out if you have type 2 diabetes, you usually have to go through the following steps:
See a GP about your symptoms.
The GP will check arrange a blood test to check your blood sugar levels. It usually takes about 1 to 2 days for the results to come back.
If you have diabetes, your GP will ask you to come in again so they can explain the test results and what will happen next.
At One5 Health we are passionate about treating chronic conditions. Whether you're worried about your diabetes, have new thyroid related problem or even a combination of chronic physical and mental health conditions, we're here to help.
We believe that your treatment does not always need to involve taking medications immediately.
We will spend time with you going through not only what the condition is but also what it means for you as an individual.
Conditions that we treat include:
Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- High cholesterol
- Polycystic Ovaries
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition; did you know that the amount you're exercising, your diet, your sleep, your stress and your relationships can all play a part in the successful management of your condition? We also would never ignore the psychological impact of this condition on your mental health.
We want you still be able to thrive and not be restricted by your condition.
We also know that by implementing a doctor-led, smart, safe and sustainable lifestyle plan we can reduce your need for medications and reduce your risk of developing further chronic conditions.
Book a Lifestyle Consultation today to discuss this in detail with your doctor. Set smart goals and get you on the path to a happier and healthier life.