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Insulin - Post Prandial

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NABL, ISO, CAP
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Overview
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Overview of Insulin - Post Prandial

What is Insulin - Post Prandial?

When you have low blood glucose levels with symptoms such as sweating, palpitations, dizziness, fainting; when you have diabetes and your health practitioner wants to monitor your insulin production; sometimes when it is suspected that you have insulin resistance.

Sample Type

The sample type collected for Insulin - Post Prandial is: Blood

Preparation for Insulin - Post Prandial

  • Blood sample is to be given 2 hours after the start of the meal.

Why Get Tested for Insulin - Post Prandial?

  1. If you have signs or symptoms of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) like sweating, hunger, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, palpitations and sometimes fainting 
  2. In case of suspected type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, heart disease or metabolic syndrome 
  3. To determine the start of insolin therapy if you are a diabetic 
  4. In case of suspected insolinoma 
  5. To detect insolin resistance 



What Results of Insulin - Post Prandial mean?

Interpretations

  • High insulin levels along with normal fasting glucose level indicate insulin resistance. Causes of high fasting insulin levels are acromegaly, Cushing syndrome, insulinomas, obesity 
  • Normal insulin level along with low fasting glucose level usually indicate hypoglycemia due to excess insulin 
  • Low insulin level with high fasting glucose level usually mean that there is not enough insulin produced by beta cells which may be seen in diabetes, pancreatitis




Patient Concerns about Insulin - Post Prandial

Frequently Asked Questions about Insulin - Post Prandial

Q. Can I do a home insulin test?
No, insulin test requires special instruments so, it can only be done in laboratories
Q. How often should the test be done?
Your physician might ask you to repeat this test once in a year or at the start of your diabetes treatment. It is not done on a regular basis.

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CAP

Sterling Accuris Diagnostics is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company. It is the largest and most comprehensive pathology laboratory of Gujarat. At Sterling Accuris Diagnostics, we provide a wide range of pathology services that fit the needs of an individual. Moreover, we have the expert team of pathology specialists and the technologically advanced infrastructure to help meet individual needs.

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