Diabetes testing and monitoring
Trusted information about diabetes testing and monitoring, blood sugar testing equipment and ketone testing equipment can be found on this page.
Diabetes testing and monitoring problems
Trusted information about diabetes testing and monitoring problems, including glucose meters, continuous glucose monitoring, and other equipment problems.
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Hyperglycaemia is having too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. Find out more about the effects of hyperglycaemia and steps to take when your blood sugar level is higher than it should be.
An HbA1c is a type of blood test which is used to help diagnose and monitor people with diabetes.
Just diagnosed with diabetes
Diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from leading the life you want, Find out more about how to manage diabetes, and how to stay healthy and active.
Living with diabetes
Having diabetes can make some aspects of life more challenging, but it doesn’t define who you are or prevent you from enjoying and participating in life. Find out how to manage with diabetes.
Blood glucose test
Blood glucose tests, also sometimes called blood sugar tests, are usually used to check for or monitor diabetes.
Diabetes is diagnosed by a blood test. It is important to be diagnosed early so treatment can be started as soon as possible. Find out how diabetes is diagnosed.
Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
Hypoglycaemia, or a ‘hypo’, is having too little glucose (sugar) in your blood (below 4 mmol/L). Find out what to do to prevent hypoglycaemia and how to help someone with signs of hypoglycaemia.
Diabetes is a long-term condition where blood glucose levels become too high as the body either produces little or no insulin, or can't use insulin properly.