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Importance of Quality in Diagnostics

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases that is affecting the world today and increased emphasis is required on the prevention and screening. The risk complications of diabetes are far worse if the individual who is prone to diabetes for various reasons doesn’t get diagnosed and treated properly. These complications include premature heart disease and stroke, blindness, limb amputations and kidney failure. The symptoms of diabetes may not be obvious for a longer period of time by which the condition may get worse.

This is exactly why early diagnosis of pre-diabetes is important so that the patients can get aware of their condition and act before it gets worse and avoid the much serious complications that can decrease the quality of life. Pre-diabetes is a condition where someone has higher than average blood glucose levels that aren’t quite high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If the fasting blood glucose level is anywhere between 100mg/dL to 125mg/dL, it is considered as pre-diabetes. If this is left untreated, pre-diabetes can easily progress, and the pre-diabetic individuals will eventually develop type 2 diabetes.

Although the progression takes over many years, pre-diabetes itself presents an increased risk for development of microvascular and macrovascular diseases and their complications and is still a risk factor for future development of type 2 diabetes. By identifying patients with pre-diabetes and initiating early interventions in lifestyle and/or pharmacological treatments, the progression can be delayed, or in some cases even prevented.  Earlier the diagnosis, easier it is to reverse the condition and curb the development into full-blown type-2 diabetes.

Risk factors for pre-diabetes include poor diet, smoking, low physical activity, being overweight, stress, history of gestational diabetes, and family history of diabetes.
The intensive programs of lifestyle modification (diet, exercise and physical activity) do reduce the incidence of diabetes among the early screen-detected people, with collateral benefits on cardiovascular risk factors. Some of the tests that can help you in early detection of diabetes are

  • Fasting blood sugar test is taken on an empty stomach and normal result would range between 70 and 99 mg/dl.
  • Random blood sugar test is taken at a random time during the day, and any reading up to 125 mg/dl is considered normal but it varies according to what was last consumed and when.
  • Post-prandial blood sugar test is done two hours after a proper meal. If glucose levels are normal, the reading should not go beyond 140 to 145 mg/dl.
  • The A1C test, also known as the glyco hemoglobin test, gives a reading of the average levels of blood glucose over the past three months. A normal reading ranges from 4% to 6%.

Screen-detected prediabetes can be managed with lifestyle intervention and/or pharmacotherapy. There is a robust trial evidence supporting the efficacy of each of these therapies. Of the two, lifestyle intervention appears to be more effective.

So, understand the importance of early diabetes diagnosis and screening and schedule a visit or book a home sample collection service from Apollo Diagnostics to get your tests done.

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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

“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

Service they deliver is no less than the promise they make. Be it quality, respect for customer’s time, or efficiency of their technicians…simply matchless. I confidently recommend Apollo Diagnostics to everyone.”

Nanjappa, Mysuru