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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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Patient Testimonials

“Finding the best place for a diagnostic test is as important as consulting the best doctor. The Apollo name was what guided me to Apollo Diagnostics and I am indeed glad that I came here. From attending us on time to sample collection, everything flowed so smoothly. I was particularly impressed by the hygiene. It was definitely a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the good work!”

Mrs. Ferha Jabeen, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I Have heard a lot of good things about Apollo Diagnostics from our family physician as well as from relatives and friends. So then next time I needed a diagnostic centre, I visited Apollo Diagnostics and I was really glad I did. For one, I didn’t have to wait. The technician was extremely good, and the place was really clean. It was certainly a value for money experience. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Ms. T. Jaya, Nakkalagutta, Hanmakonda

“I must say Apollo Diagnostics places a great value on time and patient comfort! I am a fan of their home collection service which is not only on time and technically sound, but the hygiene and cordiality of the visiting technician is also commendable. Hats off! I’ll continue to recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Mr. B. Pochaiah, Mallikarjuna Nagar Colony, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I have always had a great experience with Apollo Diagnostics. The calls are unfailingly answered. The scheduled appointment is kept to the minute. The phlebotomist is well-trained in both technique and putting the patient at ease. Apollo Diagnostics undoubtedly delivers value for money. They will always be my top option for all the diagnostic needs of my family.”

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Jena, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“I came to know about Apollo Diagnostics from my relatives and friends. So, when I required a check up to be done, I thought about trying their service once. From sticking to the appointed time to accuracy of technique, it was really a great experience overall. Hygiene of the technician and the centre as well, was also quite admirable. I certainly felt it delivers value for money service. From now on, I’ll always visit Apollo Diagnostics for all my checkups.”

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Hanmakonda

“I was looking for a good diagnostic centre to get some checkups done. I was confused as there are so many of them all over the city. Some of my friends recommended Apollo Diagnostics as the best one. I’ll always remain thankful to them. The technician at Apollo Diagnostics was not only punctual but his competency was certainly praiseworthy. I never felt any discomfort as he was so confident and compassionate. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Mr. T Radhakishan Rao, Hanmakonda

“My experience with Apollo Diagnostics has been consistently good. Securing the appointment was very easy and the schedule was maintained to the dot. The behaviour of the technician was pleasant and he was well–versed with his job. The place was noticeably clean and I did not face any discomfort during the process. The reports were delivered as promised and surprisingly, the service was pretty affordable. I would recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my circle without any hesitation!”

Mr. Arif Ameer, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“Apollo Diagnostics came highly recommended by my friends. I was particularly impressed by their cordiality, time management and process competence. Another must mention is the hygiene factor that is impeccable. Given the quality delivered, this is certainly a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the great work!”

Ms. A.Madhavi, Warangal

“Our family physician strictly instructed me to get the checkup done at Apollo Diagnostics. I am glad I respected his opinion. I was attended to as soon as I went in. The technician was a true expert at his job and made it a painless experience for me. I also observed that the centre was spotless and all the staff members were particular about maintaining hygiene. Apollo Diagnostics certainly delivers value for money. I’ll always recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Ms. Vimala, Hanmakonda

“My Apollo Diagnostics experience has thus far been truly amazing. Besides unfailingly maintaining the schedule – be it sample taking or report delivery, their sense of cleanliness is also tops. The technicians are well-trained and do their job with diligence and in a friendly manner that puts patients at ease at once. Apollo Diagnostics is setting a very high standard indeed! Now that’s what I call a fine job!”

Ms. G. Jyothi, Warangal