Request A Test Offers 10% off Diabetes Testing in October 2014

October 1, 2014

This October, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off all testing for Diabetes.  Customers can use promo code DIBN10 when placing their order to save.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 25.8 million people in the United States are affected by Diabetes.  Because many people do not display symptoms, it is common for Diabetes to go undiagnosed until it causes serious health problems.  Blood testing can help a person screen for and monitor Diabetes to help ensure they are taking the right precautions to protect their health.  Request A Test offers popular Diabetes testing such as the Fasting Glucose Test, Hemoglobin A1c and Glucose Tolerance Test that anyone can order without having to go through an insurance company or schedule an appointment with their doctor.  These tests and others are affordable, easy to order, and can see results in as little as one business day.  Order Diabetes testing by October 31st to save 10% off the total order cost.

Diabetes is a condition in which a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal.  Glucose or sugar is produced from the food we eat and used by the body for energy.  The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin to help the body's cells absorb glucose.  In people with Diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use insulin properly.  This causes sugar to build up in the blood.  Diabetes can lead to health complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and severe circulatory problems.  Risk factors for Diabetes include old age, obesity and  family history.  Pregnant women may develop Gestational Diabetes.  While Gestational Diabetes typically goes away after pregnancy, women who develop it will have a higher likelihood of developing Diabetes later in life.  Diabetes is typically treated with healthy eating, physical activity, insulin therapy and frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels.  Common blood tests which can assess risk for Diabetes are helpful in identifying people who may be at risk before they suffer serious health complications.  While some people will display common symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, and tingling in the extremities, not everyone will experience the same symptoms or any symptoms at all.  Periodic testing by people who are at a higher risk can help their doctor make a diagnosis and determine the correct course of treatment.

One of the most common tests for Diabetes is a fasting blood glucose level.  This test measure a person's blood sugar to see if it is abnormal.  Another common test is the Hemoglobin A1C.  This test provides a measurement of average blood sugar over the last several months which can be more useful for some people that a regular glucose test.  A Glucose Tolerance test can be used to determine how efficiently a person's body processes their glucose.  This test requires that the person taking it drink a sugar solution and then give several blood samples over the next couple hours to see how their blood sugar changes.  Pregnant women are often recommended to take a Gestational Diabetes screen to determine if they are at risk for developing diabetes.  While these tests are useful screening tools, it is important to remember that test results should be interpreted by a doctor to make a diagnosis.

Preventive lab testing for Diabetes is a great way for people to take charge of their health and screen for potential health issues.  Request A Test hopes that the special 10% discount this month will help motivate customers to put some extra focus on the importance of evaluating their risk for Diabetes.  To see a full listing of available tests, just go to the Diabetes Testing category on Request A Test's website.  Remember to use promo code DIBN10 when placing an order.  For more information about the lab testing services provided by Request A Test or to place an order, go to / or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a representative.

About Request A Test

Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power.  Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting