Having diabetes increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, eye disease and kidney disease. With regular checks you can reduce the risk of any of these complications.
We are therefore excited to inform you that we are testing a new service that will allow patients with diabetes to test their kidney function from home.
As you know, as part of your diabetes annual review, you should have a simple urine test.
This test looks at your urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR). The ACR test checks your kidney function by looking for particles of protein in your urine called albumin. If there is albumin in your urine, this means you are at increased risk of kidney disease and heart disease. If this is picked up at an early stage, you can be put on medication that will reduce your risk of any complications.
To help you perform this test, we are working with a company called Healthy.io, who provide a urine ACR kit and an app that allows people to do the test at home.
The test is really easy to do and only requires a smartphone and a kit that will be sent to your home. If you don’t have a Smart phone, a family member, friend or neighbour could do this on your behalf or alternatively please contact Voyager Family Health.
To find out more about kidney disease or the test, see here: https://lp.healthy.io/minuteful_info/ For further information, see their privacy notice: https://www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/healthyio.
If you have not received your kit, please contact Healthy.IO directly on 020 7183 7939
To find out about all the other checks you need to have in your diabetes review please follow this link: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/15-healthcare-essentials.