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Insulin - Post Prandial

750
4.7
NABL, NABH, ISO
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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.

Provided By

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NABH

ISO

Max Lab runs 11 NABL accredited, 24×7 operational laboratories in Delhi NCR, Punjab and Uttaranchal. Our labs are equipped with fully automated state-of-art technology and infrastructure to achieve the highest level of excellence and quality results. With over 500 highly trained staff and over 70 doctors who are trained in various sub-specialities at the best institutes in India and overseas, Max Lab boasts of having highly qualified haematologists, histopathologists, biochemists and microbiologists. We evaluate over 50, 00,000 samples every year with access to sample quantities not readily available to most institutions. This depth of experience directly benefits us in catering to the patient with complex or rare cases and in interpreting unusual results. At the core of our expertise is the ability to provide our patients with an extensive and ever-growing portfolio of cutting-edge and routine testing for a broad range of disease states. Our capability enables us to quickly and easily move from a sound diagnostic course of action to confident decision making for improved patient care. Max Healthcare, a leading name in the healthcare industry, brings its medical expertise and hospital-quality healthcare in the comfort of your home through Max@Home. With a special purpose to help people lead a life with independence and dignity, we deliver our services with compassion, excellence and reliability. To help you help you recover faster and lead a comfortable life, we provide nursing care attendants, physiotherapists and doctors for home visits. We also arrange for home sample collection and facilitate medical equipment on rent.

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