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  • Business Name: Home Health (UK) Ltd
  • Business Type: Internet Retail
  • Trade Register Number: 3176158
  • VAT Number: GB660620360
  • Phone number: 01923711511
  • Business Address:
    • Unit 11, Peerglow Industrial Estate
    • Olds Approach
    • Watford
    • Hertfordshire
    • WD18 9SR
    • GB

Home Health (UK) Ltd - Details

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    About Home Health (UK) Ltd

    Home Health UK Ltd

    Home Health UK is committed to providing the highest quality of simple, reliable drug tests, pregnancy tests and health tests, which can be easily carried out in the home. Our tests available range from allergy tests to drug tests DNA Paternity tests and pregnancy tests.  Our range of drug tests is suitable for both home testing, professional testing and the workplace testing. There are also various other home testing products, such as a portable water purification system, Clearblue pregnancy tests, ovulation tests, male and female fertility tests and laboratory tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea and strep B(GBS).

    As well as offering a variety of health tests, drug tests and pregnancy tests, Home Health UK also provide hundreds of pages of easy to read health information and advice, with something of interest for everyone.  With great prices, secure online ordering and discrete packing, Home Health UK is the leading supplier of drug test, pregnancy test, ovulation test, DNA Paternity test and health tests in the UK.

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    Home Health (UK) Ltd Delivery Rates

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    Home Health (UK) Ltd Dispatch Policies

    Shipping Information:

    All UK orders received Monday-Thursday before 3.30pm and all orders received by 12.30pm on Fridays will be shipped on the same day. All overseas orders received Monday-Friday before 12pm UK time will be shipped the same business day. All orders received after these times will be shipped the following business day.
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    We at Home Health UK are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

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    LEGAL DISCLAIMER

    Please be aware that it is illegal to re-sell Home Health UK Ltd branded products without our written permission and that selling IVD products in a country without the CE approved instructions in the native language of that country contravenes EU law. Furthermore, all images associated with this listing and these products are protected by copyright and cannot be used without our written permission.

    Any transgression of the above will be immediately reported to Amazon/eBay, the MHRA and to the relevant legal authority.

    If you are interested in selling our tests then please contact us with your company details and order requirements.

  • Top of Page CodeFree Comparison Report

    MQ 2012-1 Comparison of glucose meters with heparin whole blood

    Attention:
    The comparison of the glucose meters is based, on a collaborative study.
    These are samples, which cannot be generalised. Full evaluation of the devices
    could be found on //www.skup.nu

    Introduction
    Glucose meters for self-testing patients are provided for the analysis of fresh capillary blood.
    The accuracy of the devices can’t be compared because collaborative studies use plasma based controls. This experiment with available blood glucose meters in Switzerland should provide you with information’s of the comparability of glucose measurements with these
    devices.

    Procedure
    Devices and test strips have been provided by the manufacturers. All devices were tested
    with the control solutions by the manufacturer and were fine. At the first test we have stored
    venous blood for 3 hours at room temperature. In the second sample we analysed postprandial venous blood immediately after collection. All measurements were carried out within 30 minutes.

    Additional Measurements
    Oxygen content of both samples was monitored with a Axonlab of ISTAT. It remained in both
    samples over the entire period of less than 5 kPa PO2. After centrifugation the glucose was
    determined using a Cobas 8000 (hexokinase method) and was 4.3 mmol / l at the first and
    6.5 mmol / l at the second sample.

    Discussion

    Precision
    To remain in the QUALAB tolerance of 10%, the CV% should not be greater than 5%.
    It is optimal if it is less than 3.3%.

    First sample was let 3 hours at room temperature. The sample was clearer viscous than sample 2 which was probably a reason for the poor precision for all devices.
    The second sample was fresh and had a higher glucose concentration. At 12 units he CV% was less than 3.3%. The 5% mark was exceeded by three units.

    Accuracy
    To assess the accuracy of the devices we use two clues. On the one we calculate the average of all measured values of all devices, on the other we measure at the beginning, middle and end of the experiment the glucose on a Roche Cobas 8000 at the University Hospital in Zurich.
    The average of the three measurements is used in the chart as "target value". In addition we use an ISTAT allows us to glucose and blood gases directly from the Whole blood sample to measure.

    The large variation in sample 1 meant that some values are more than 10% away from the target value. The average value of all equipment was exactly the same as the value of the Cobas 8000.

    Also in Sample 2 average was equal to the value of the Cobas 8000. Because of the improved precision all values were within the + / - 10% range around the target value.

    Zürich, 29.3.2012 Dr. R. Fried

    Summury

    Basically, the 20 meters were all tested 10 times against a laboratory verified sample of 6.5mmol/l. The results above show that only 3 meters achieved a more accurate result (shown by the "bias" column) over the 10 tests but of these 3, only 1 meter achieved a more consistently accurate result (shown by the variance figures in the "VK%" column). In other words, of the 3 meters that had a more accurate result over the 10 tests, 2 of them had much greater variation of results (i.e. less consistency).
    These results also show that whilst the SD Codefree Meter will consistently give you an accurate result, some better known brands such as the Freestyle Lite and the Bayer Contour will consistently give you readings which are much lower than your true blood glucose level.

    Results are detailed in the pictures below.

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    Why do I need a Blood Glucose Monitor

    What is glucose monitoring?

    Glucose monitoring is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in blood samples. This is usually taken from the fingertip.

    Why are glucose monitors needed?

    It is essential that people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes monitor their blood glucose levels and keep them as stable as possible. Keeping an accurate idea of your levels is key to managing your diabetes and will help to prevent complicatications associated with it, such as heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness. Blood glucose monitors allow you to keep track of your levels and take action when necessary.

    Glucose monitor kits usually consist of a monitor and a lancing device, which looks a bit like a pen. There are many different types available some may be easier to use and some give more detailed information. You should try and decide which is the best monitor for you.

    What can make my blood glucose levels rise and fall?

    During the day your blood glucose levels will vary and there are many factors that can cause these changes, these are as follows:
         
    • Eating - especially if you eat sweet or starch based foods or miss meals.
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    • Stress - if you are feeling stressed your body's natural defences will produce more glucose.
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    • Alcohol - Can cause your levels to drop because it shuts down your body's natural mechanism for raising blood glucose.
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    • Exercise - Usually causes blood glucose levels to drop unless you do not have enough insulin then levels can rise.
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    • Smoking - Can make your body less sensitive to insulin.
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    • Illness - your body will produce more glucose to help fight infection, so even if you are not eating your glucose levels can still be raised.

    Over time and with regular testing you can figure out what causes your blood glucose levels to rise or fall. Look carefully at your results and you may start to see a pattern. This should help you discover what might be causing the change in your blood glucose levels and once you understand the cause this will make it easier for you to make changes.

    When to test?

    Depending on the severity of the condition it may be necessary to test as often as every 2 hours. Your diabetes care is specific to you and the type of treatment and testing you require should be fully explained by your diabetes care team. It is very important to keep a regular check on your glucose levels. Your diabetes care team will discuss with you how often you will need to test and when the best time will be. At certain times you may need to test more often, for example if you are ill or if you change your daily routine.

    Blood glucose testing

    All methods of glucose testing involve collecting blood, this is obtained by pricking the skin, usually the fingertip with a special lancet. However, if you have to test frequently you may find your fingers get sore and so there are diabetes monitors available (like the one we sell) which enable you to take blood from other parts of the body such as the palm, forearm or upper arm. this is known as alternate site testing (AST). However, you should always consult your diabetes specialist before testing from other parts of the body.

    Finger prick testing:

    When obtaining blood for blood glucose testing then you should follow these steps:
    • 1. Ensure all strips are in date and that your machine if previously used is kept clean.
    • 2. Wash your hands and rinse well with warm water, the blood will flow better with warm hands. Also the hands need to be clean to get an accurate result and to remove any substances that may effect the result. If you are going out and are not sure if there will be places available to wash your hands then you should carry a wet flannel in a plastic bag to clean your fingers with. Avoid the use of wipes as these could effect the result.
    • 3. Choose which finger you are going to use to take the blood sample. Massage this finger well to improve the circulation.
    • 4. Pricking the fleshy part of the skin can hurt, prick the side of the finger away from the thumb.
    • 5. Once you have punctured the skin, squeeze your finger gently to obtain a drop of blood.
    • 6. Apply the blood to the testing strip.

    Blood lancets and lancing devices:

    What is a lancet?

    A blood lancet, or lancet, is a small medical device, like a very small needle.

    How do lancets work?

    Most lancets operate in a similar way, the needle is released with a press of a button and the needle springs forward forcing the needle to pierce the skin and create a small drop of blood.

    What are lancets used for?

    Lancets are used to puncture your skin to obtain a small blood sample, which is used for testing. Most lancets are disposable. The small blood samples obtained can be tested for blood glucose and many other blood components.

    What is a lancing device?

    A lancing device, is a reusable instrument equipped with a lancet. Most lancing devices will have adjustable depths at which the needle is inserted. This can be changed for your skin type, skin which is harder or thicker will require a higher setting (usually 5 for a deeper cut) to enable the needle to penetrate the skin. Someone who has thin, soft skin will only require a lower setting (1 or 2). For average/normal skin a setting of 3 should be adequate.

    Lancets and lancet devices are most commonly used by diabetics for blood glucose monitoring. However, many home tests for example allergy tests will often require blood samples and so will usually contain lancets.

    You should use the type of lancet that you find easiest to use. For regular use a lancing device like the one we sell is usually the preferred choice. To buy please visit our Amazon Shop.What do I do now that I have the blood sample?

    Once you have obtained the blood sample the blood is added to a test strip, ensure you follow the instructions in full. If you have a glucose monitor the strip is usually pre-inserted into the monitor and will give you your blood glucose reading, within a few seconds. Once you have read your result the strip and lancet (if a disposable one) should be thrown away.

    How accurate are blood testing monitors?

    All meters on the market should have a high degree of accuracy as there are certain standards that they have to reach before they can be sold.

    Are blood glucose monitors portable?

    Most blood glucose monitors are portable and are battery powered. The majority of monitors are small enough that they can fit in the palm of your hand. If travelling on a plane and you think you will need to test during the flight. Ensure you get a letter from your GP in advance.

    What should my blood glucose levels be?

    Diabetes UK recommends that people who have diabetes aim for the following targets. Your everyday blood glucose reading before meals should be 4-7 mmol/L, two hour after meals your levels should be no higher than 10mmol/L.

    The normal fasting blood glucose range for an adult without diabetes is 74 - 106 mg/dL(4.1 - 5.8mmol/L).Two hours after meals, the blood glucose range for an adult without diabetes is less than 140 mg/dL (7.7 mmol/L).

    What should I do with my results?

    Like the glucose monitor we sell most monitors will record and store your results. However, if the monitor you have doesn't keep track of your results then you should keep a notebook to record your results. Keeping a record of your results will help your doctor or diabetes specialist to monitor how well your diabetes plan is working.

    What is the difference in glucose measurements?

    Glucose levels are measured in either mg/dl or mmol/l. The preferred measurement unit varies by country. In the UK mmol/l is the measurement used but the USA as well as France prefer to use mg/dl. If you need to convert mmol/l to mg/dl then multiply the result by 18 to convert the other way divide by 18.

    What can happen if I don't monitor my blood glucose?

    If levels of blood glucose remain high this can be damaging to your health and most long term diabetes complications are due to people not monitoring their levels.

    If your blood glucose levels are low (less than 4mmol/L) you might experience a 'hypo'. If your blood glucose is high (above 10mmol/L) this is known as hyperglycaemia.

    What is a ‘hypo’?

    Hypo is short for hypoglycaemia and it occurs when there are insufficient levels of glucose in the blood (below 4mmol/L). This can be caused by you taking too much insulin, eating too little or at the wrong time, too much exercise or from drinking alcohol on an empty stomach. If this condition is not treated promptly a coma can occur. If you feel your glucose levels are low test your levels and eat or drink something sugary. For example, half a can of a fizzy drink (not a diet variety), 2 teaspoons of sugar, honey or jam or 4-5 jelly babies. It would be a good idea to keep a supply of sweets around you, leave them in purses, drawers, cars or lockers.

    Symptoms of a ‘hypo’ can vary from person to person and in time you will recognise your symptoms. A hypo can be mild which you can treat yourself or severe and you will require help from another person. Symptoms may include:
         
    • Hunger
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    • Dizziness
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    • Confusion
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    • Aggression
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    • Rapid heart rate
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    • Nausea
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    • Nightmares
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    • Headache
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    • Blurred vision
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    • Clammy skin

    After a hypo it is important to try and figure out what might have triggered it so that you can prevent it from happening again.

    What is hyperglycaemia?

    Hyperglycaemia occurs when your levels are above 10mmol/L. The occasional high reading is not a problem but if levels become very high regularly this is because your diabetes is not being controlled and there is a danger of damage to internal organs there is also the risk of you slipping into a coma.

    What is HbA1c?

    HbA1c is a measurement of the glucose attached to red blood cells. It gives an indication of your blood glucose control over a period of 3 months. Your diabetes care team should test this level during clinic visits.