Diabetes, a chronic disease, occurs when the pancreas does not generate enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin that is produced.
This leads to increased levels of glucose in the blood. Diabetes is one of a growing challenge in India with an estimated 8.7% diabetic population in the age group of 20 and 70 years.
The Diabetes Package Advance is for people who are diabetic and want to monitor their blood glucose levels and health condition, the response to treatments and also for people who are at a high risk of being diabetic – such as people being affected by obesity and overweight, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure, age 45 or older, having gestational diabetes, having PCOS, a history of heart disease or stroke, smoking, etc.
This test also helps in diagnosing/monitoring diabetes related complications.
Frequently asked questions
How is the blood sample taken?
To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. Needle is inserted into the vein of the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
What is Type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
What is Type 2 diabetes?
In 2 diabetes, the body either doesn't produce enough insulin, or it is resistant to insulin.
What are the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes?
The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include: frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, etc.