Join the Type 2 Testing Program
Get the tools and data you need to make better blood glucose decisions.
Order your kit
We'll send you a Glucose Meter, test strips and a code to access the Gro Health app
Grab the app
Grab the Gro Health app to access the Type 2 Testing manual and a full health tracking toolkit
Chat with the community or access one-to-one coaching in the Gro Health app for anytime support
Improve your HbA1c
After following the Type 2 Testing program, members reduce their HbA1c by 13mmol/mol or 1.2%
On average, members that complete the program lose 6.7kg
Build your confidence
96% of people said they felt more confident about managing diabetes after completing the program
A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is a golden opportunity.
Empower yourself with the tools, knowledge and skills to improve your blood glucose levels and sustain a healthy weight with Gro Health so that you can realise your full potential.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Type 2 Testing Program?
The Type 2 Testing Program is a subscription program where you receive a free blood glucose meter and pay for test strips which are delivered to you by post to test your blood glucose.
This allows you to self-monitor your diabetes and understand how food, diet, lifestyle choices and illness can all affect your blood glucose.
What are the benefits of testing your blood glucose for people Type 2 Diabetes?
The benefits of improved control through structured blood glucose testing have been demonstrated as:
✅ Improved glucose control
✅ Reduction in HbA1c
✅ Reduction of the risk of complications
✅ Reduction of depressive symptoms
Research has also shown that people with type 2 diabetes who reduce their HbA1c level by 1% are:
✅ 19% less likely to suffer cataracts
✅ 16% less likely to suffer heart failure
✅ 43% less likely to suffer amputation or death due to peripheral vascular disease
I thought people with Type 2 Diabetes don’t need to test their blood glucose?
There is growing evidence that self-monitoring of blood glucose is hugely beneficial for individuals with type 2 who are not treated with insulin.
This evidence is based on studies that show self-management of blood glucose can assist people with type 2 diabetes to better understand their condition and provide a means to actively and effectively participate in its control and treatment.
The key is structured testing and support, which the Type 2 Program provides.
How do I know when to test?
All members are provided with a structured testing program indicating the days and times you can test to greater understand the impact of food, lifestyle and illness on your blood glucose levels.
When can I get my free meter and first box of test strips?
We can deliver your first box of test strips and shiny new meter within the next 5 days.
Where do you deliver to?
We deliver your starter pack (meter, test strips and lancets) by courier nationwide within the UK. Subsequent test strips are sent by Royal Mail.
How do I pay?
This program is a subscription program, much like a magazine subscription.
You can choose whether you want to pay quarterly or annually.
How do I get VAT exemption?
VAT exemption is only available to residents of the UK who have diabetes. HM Customs & Excise rules allow items specifically designed for use by persons who have diabetes to be purchased by the customer at a VAT exclusive price as long as they are purchased by or for a disabled or chronically sick person. The goods must also be for personal or domestic use only and must be applicable to that person's disability or sickness.For full details on this relief please refer to HM Customs notice 701/7 VAT reliefs for disabled people.
Do I need to sign for my test strips when they are delivered?
You will need to sign for your first delivery as it is sent by courier. All subsequent deliveries will not need signing for.
What if my question isn't listed here?
Please contact the Type 2 Testing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.