Diabetes Blood Test Panel – Complete Test for Blood Sugar

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Diabetes Blood Test Panel – Complete Test for Blood Sugar


Test Description

What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the ability of a body to produce or respond to insulin is impaired, which results  in altered metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood .Insulin is produced by pancreatic cells and it helps in the uptake of glucose and its conversion into useful substances. Excess glucose if not metabolized can lead to microvascular and macrovascular complications in the body.

Diabetes Blood Tests Offered by Low Priced Labs

1. Fasting Blood Glucose Level and Random Blood Glucose level
2. Glycosylated Hemoglobin HBA1C
3. Insulin level

What is Fasting Blood and Random Blood Glucose Level?
Fasting blood glucose level is the level of blood glucose in our body after an overnight fast. This test is performed before taking breakfast early in the morning to check the level of glucose in blood after an overnight fast .Random Blood Glucose is the level of blood glucose in our body two hours after taking a meal . A blood sample is required to measure the glucose in the blood. Its results are used to predict whether you are prediabetic or diabetic

What is Glycosylated Hemoglobin Level:
It is an average level of blood glucose in the blood over a time of two to three months. It is the most common diabetes test ordered globally by the health care practitioner. A blood sample is required to perform this test. It is the most accurate and authentic test that helps us to diagnose diabetes and its status.

What is Insulin Level:
It is the level of insulin hormone in our blood. Its results are used to differentiate between different kinds of diabetes as to whether the patient has a deficiency of insulin or the inability of the patient to utilize it. A blood sample is required to measure its value.

Why is it Important to Test for Blood Sugar?
Diabetes is a silent killer as it causes a syndrome of improper metabolism and links other diseases into it. More than 60 million in the United States of America have diabetes. If we take four random individuals two of them are either diabetic or prediabetic. It can occur at any age. It remains silent in the body so timely diagnosis is very important. Failure to diagnose it timely can lead to long term microvascular, macrovascular, and other complications.

Diabetes Can Affect in the Following Ways

Hypoglycemia refers to a low level of glucose and it can cause the sudden collapse of an individual and leads to death

Hyperglycemia can present either in long term complications like atherosclerosis, myocardial infarctions, nerve damage, kidney damage, fatigue, gangrenes, poor wound healing, stroke or it can present in the form of diabetic coma

It is very important to maintain the blood glucose level so that it does not lead to remote organ damage and acute complications.
To prevent yourself from all these diseases it is very important to get yourself tested time and again to keep a check on our blood glucose level before it gets too late to cope with its complications as destruction done by diabetes in the body is irreversible.

Early Signs & Symptoms of Diabetes
If you have the following symptoms, get yourself checked immediately.
Profuse Sweating, Dizziness, palpitations, urinating more than usual, feeling fatigued all the time, feeling irritated, difficulty in vision, feeling hungry all the time, losing weight gradually, low mood, slow healing of wounds, numbness, and tingling sensations in the body.

How to Read the Diabetes Test Results?

Fasting Blood Sugar
Level below 100mg/dl is normal
Level between 100-126mg/dl is prediabetic
Level above 126mg/dl is diabetic

Random Blood Sugar
Below 200mg/dl its normal
Above 200mg/dl is diabetic

Glycosylated Hemoglobin HbA1C
Between 5.7 - 6.3 you are prediabetic
Above 6.3 you are diabetic

Insulin Test Level
If its level is increasing after taking a meal this indicates that the body is producing normal insulin.

Special Instructions
1. Random Blood Sugar level should be done 2 hours after the last meal
2. Fasting blood sugar should be done 7-8 hours after the last meal
3. Avoid exercise prior to sampling to avoid the alteration in results.