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3 Ways to Diagnose Diabetes

Un-diagnosed diabetes is an issue of major concern. Nearly 50% of adults with diabetes worldwide remain un-diagnosed. According to the statistics by International Diabetes Federation, 2015, every 1 in 12 adults in India has diabetes. Early detection of diabetes is important as it helps in reducing the risk of serious complications such as premature heart disease and stroke, blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure. People who have prediabetes do not experience any symptoms and remain un-diagnosed. Hence, it is important to test your blood glucose levels. There are 3 ways to diagnose diabetes.

Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test

Also called the HbA1c this test is used to diagnose prediabetes as well as diabetes. This test does not require the patient to fast. It measures your average blood glucose control for the past 3 months. If your HbA1c test results between 5.7% – 6.4% it indicates prediabetes or borderline diabetes. The condition can develop into type 2 diabetes if no preventions are made. HbA1c test results higher than 6.5% indicate diabetes.

Fasting Sugar Test

Prior to taking this test, the patient is required to fast for minimum 8 hours. The amount of glucose is measured by combining the blood plasma with other substances. The glucose is measured in mg/dL. The blood glucose range should remain under 100 mg/dL. Blood glucose ranging between 100-125 mg/dL is considered high but, not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. The range is diagnosed as prediabetes and it indicates risk for type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. If the blood glucose range is more than 125 mg/dL it indicates type 2 diabetes. In this condition, the body doesn’t make enough insulin and it can also leads to other issues like heart disease and stroke.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

OGTT identifies diabetes by determining the body’s capacity to handle astandard amount of glucose. The test compares the blood samples of the patient before and after consuming a pre-measured glucose beverage. It helps in identifying how well the body processed the sugar. The sugar levels are measured in mg/dL. The blood glucose should remain below 140. A person is diagnosed with prediabetes if the blood glucose range is within 140 to 200. If the blood glucose is higher than 200 mg/dL, it means the body is not making enough insulin and has developed type 2 diabetes.

In order to determine risk for prediabetes, you can visit the website of Apollo Diagnostics and take a free prediabetes self assessment test. The test comprises of 7 questions and based on your answers, it predicts your risk for prediabetes. If you are at risk score, you can visit your nearest Apollo Diagnostic centre for a diagnosis as a measure of early prevention. Apollo Diagnostics also offers the convenience of home collection. Call 040 4444 2424 and trained technicians will arrive at your doorstep to collect samples. Carrying forward the Apollo legacy, Apollo Diagnostics assures accurate and quality diagnostic service at affordable cost.

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You will get a call within 12 Hrs from the time of Booking. *T&C – Free home sample collection is not available on specific tests. Pediatric home sample collection ( kids below 10 years age ) is available at specific cities only

Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

Mr. Shahul Hameed, Chennai

Mrs. Turni, Kolkata

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

Mr. Laxmi Kantham, Hyderabad

“Awesome is probably the one word to express my views about Apollo Diagnostics. Efficiency, punctuality, compassion, sincerity…I’ll give high marks to them in all of these. Great going, Apollo!”

Shivaraj Kadam, Pune

“Thanks for the seamless service. Based on my experience I can assure that, be it quality or punctuality, Apollo Diagnostics is one name to trust and depend on.”

Mr. Thomas, Mysuru

“Excellent sense of timing! The technician arrived right on time. He was really well-trained, in terms of his skill and manner, as well. Apollo Diagnostics is doing a great job.”

Subbalakshmi, Vizag

“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru