Diabetes test

Spire Edinburgh hospitals offer a wide range of private blood tests and investigations including diabetes testing. 

Speak to your GP if you have concerns about diabetes or ask for a referral to Spire Edinburgh Hospitals to arrange a a private diabetes test. Alternatively please contact our customer service team on 0131 316 2507 for more information about diabetes services available at Spire Shawfair Park and Murrayfield Hospital.


Diabetes is an increasingly common disorder which results in the level of sugar in the blood being too high. This usually occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin. Diabetes can be easily diagnosed through a blood test to measure the level of sugar in the blood.

Diabetes testing at Spire Healthcare

There are two main types of diabetes – type I and type II – type II is the most common and is usually treated through diet, exercise and drug treatment. Type I diabetes more commonly occurs in young people and always requires treatment of insulin injections.

Blood testing is also used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment with drugs or insulin. Common tests include blood glucose and the HbA1C test. A small sample of blood is taken and tested in our laboratories.

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Find out more about Consultants with a specialist interest in diabetes treatment:

Dr A Japp 

Dr J McKnight

Dr A Toft

Dr J D Walker

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