Diabetes Testing Harley Street from £120

Welcome to Harley Street GP for Diabetes Tests Harley Street Dr Hammad Malik: MBBS BSc (Clinical Sciences) MRCGP is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the General Medical Council and the Medical Protection Society.

If you have any questions please call Dr Malik on T: 0207 060 6789 or e-mail: info@harleystreetgp.com

About Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition which arises if your body is unable to use glucose properly – either because of a lack of the insulin hormone, or because your body has stopped being sensitive to its effects. More than two million people in the UK suffer from diabetes, and if diagnosed and treated properly, there is no reason why you cannot lead an active and enjoyable life. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin for itself, whereas Type 2 diabetes occurs when not enough insulin is produced, or when it stops being effective.

The way the body converts glucose from food into energy is vital for our ability to regenerate new cells and even just to move. Glucose (the biological name for sugar) is found in a range of naturally occurring foods as either simple or complex carbohydrates. Under normal circumstances, the pancreas creates insulin as a way of telling cells how much sugar to absorb for growth and energy, as well as regulating the way the liver absorbs any leftover glucose for storage. When this process stops working normally, too much glucose is left in the blood and this can damage blood vessels, leading to heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, impotence and nerve damage.

Harley Street GP Patient Testimonials

John Richfield

I have been visiting Dr Hammad now for several years in relation to one particular medical condition. I felt immediately at ease with Dr Hammad and extremely confident in his knowledge and understanding of my issue. In addition I have found him to be communicative, personable and open. Always willing to discuss other issues and venture an experienced opinion on any particular medical condition. This has simply encouraged me to return over the years and am delighted that he has now branched out on his own and have no hesitation in recommending him and his extensive services to anyone I know.

Jemima Dentaah

r Hammad Malik provided exceptional service. He was knowledgeable, methodical and available at any time I had a concern. There was one occasion I called him at 2am and he was alert and happy to address my concern. I am so pleased with his work that I recommended him to several parents and they too were happy with his work.

Lisa Marie Mills

Dr Malik is a friendly and professional doctor at the fantastic WalkInDoctor/SameDayDoctor service. He uses his expert knowledge, explained in a plain English format, to ensure that his patients are informed and in control of their health decisions. I can recommend him highly.

Dr. Chris Donegan

Dr. Chris Donegan

Reinvention Capitalist

Hammad is a superb diagnostician with the perspicacity of Sherlock Holmes. He is thoughtful and engaging, treating his patients like intelligent people as he works with them to achieve a shared objective - health. Critically for a GP he is well connected with a pantheon of specialists that are at the top of their game. I have migrated all medical matters to him for my entire family and would unreservedly recommend him to anyone.

Colin Morris

Dr Hammad is an approachable, kind and effective medical doctor. I happily recommend him.

Amanda Pitt

Amanda Pitt

Managing Partner, New Business & Marketing / Havas Media

I was recommended to Dr Malik from one of his patients as my daughter was ill and needed advice and care as soon as possible rather than having to wait via the usual NHS system. I was not disappointed. He listened to the history over the phone and then swung into action by arranging a scan immediately for my young daughter. It didn't matter what the time of day was, he was always there and ensured to follow up with me to see how I got on with her after the scan. When you are a working Mum and time is so precious and I cannot recommend Dr Malik enough. He is efficient, detailed, compassionate and very knowledgeable. I would absolutely use him for myself or any member of my family and totally recommend him to you.

Iman Abou Atta

Dr. Hammad Malik is a highly qualified Doctor who provides a personalised and professional service to his patients and clients.

Julia de Oliveira

Dr Malik has been my private GP since 2010. He is without a doubt the best doctor I have seen and I wouldn't go to any other doctor. He is available whenever I need him or wherever I am in the world, whether in person or over the phone/email. What sets Dr Malik apart from other GPs is that he really takes the time to establish rapport with his patients, as well as ensuring that he keeps costs low for appointments and tests that aren't covered by private medical insurance. Dr Malik has never charged me for minor bits of administration such as repeat prescriptions as other private GPs may try to do; and has always been available for last minute or out of hours services, for example booster shots for travel injections for last minute trips! Thank you Dr Malik.

At HarleyStreetGP, we provide a comprehensive range of blood and urine tests to determine whether you are at risk of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We can quickly evaluate the severity of the risk, along with the steps needed to treat the condition. Diabetes is becoming one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the UK. It can cause many long term complications if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. Monitoring can help reduce the complications and allow you to lead a normal and healthy life. Indeed, although diabetes is a life-long disease, if caught early, type 2 diabetes can be reversed.

Diabetes subtypes, Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 1 is usually identified in childhood and is a genetic autoimmune disorder which occurs when insulin is not produced.

Type 2 diabetes generally occurs in older people, when cells of the pancreas are no longer able to produce insulin to break down glucose. Risk factors for this form of diabetes can include obesity, lack of exercise and elevated cholesterol

The most common three symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst, need to urinate more often and weight loss.

Our diabetes testing services Harley Street:

At HarleyStreetGP we can offer you a comprehensive consultation and physical assessment with an experienced doctor who will perform the tests required to reach an accurate diagnosis. If necessary, we can then help you look after the long term management of the condition, or refer you on to either your NHS GP or a specialist for treatment.