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Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) in Pune

Also known as Diabetes Panel
Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) in Pune Includes 2 testsView All
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  1. Overnight fasting (8-12 hrs) is required. Do not eat or drink anything except water before the test.

Understanding Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) in Pune


What is Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) in Pune?

Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) determines the risk of developing diabetes and is available at an affordable price in Pune with Tata 1mg labs. It helps to detect diabetes timely, thus allowing you to prevent diabetes-associated complications such as nerve damage, vision problems, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, etc. Furthermore, it also aids in monitoring the progress of individuals undergoing diabetes treatment. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels with a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test can provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of current treatment methods and allow the doctor to make necessary adjustments to medications or lifestyles.

Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) consists of fasting blood sugar level and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) tests that help estimate blood sugar levels. The HbA1c test gives an overall picture of long-term blood sugar control (generally 2-3 months), whereas the fasting glucose test measures the blood glucose levels after overnight fasting. Hence, overnight fasting (8-12 hours) is recommended before undergoing Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test.

What does Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) measure?

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A Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test includes a glycosylated hemoglobin test and a glucose-fasting blood test. The glycosylated hemoglobin test measures the percentage of glycosylated hemoglobin in the blood, while a glucose-fasting blood test measures the glucose level during fasting. Glucose is the main form of sugar utilized by the body to release energy; it is absorbed by the intestine and distributed to all organs through blood. These tests help your doctor to monitor your blood sugar levels and manage your diabetes well. 

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HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c)

An HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test precisely measures the percentage of sugar-coated or glycated hemoglobin in your blood. The test results represent the proportion of hemoglobin in your blood that has been glycated. 

Hemoglobin, a vital protein found in red blood cells, is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. Hemoglobin A is the most abundant form of hemoglobin, and when blood sugar levels increase, a higher proportion of hemoglobin A becomes glycated. As red blood cells have a lifespan of approximately 120 days, the sugar molecules remain attached to the hemoglobin for the duration of the cell's life. Consequently, the HbA1c test offers insight into your average blood sugar levels over the past 8 to 12 weeks. 

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FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar)

A fasting blood sugar test measures the glucose level in the body under overnight fasting conditions. Glucose serves as the body's energy currency and is broken down through metabolism to produce energy. Hormones and enzymes produced by the liver and pancreas control this process. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels. When these levels are high, such as after a meal, insulin is secreted to transport glucose into cells for energy production. Elevated glucose levels in the body after fasting may indicate a risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes, which can be of two types- Type 1, caused by little or no insulin production, and Type 2, caused by insulin resistance or decreased insulin production.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) in Pune


Frequently Asked Questions about Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) in Pune

Q. Why is a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test important?

A Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test is important because it helps assess a person's risk of diabetes and other glucose metabolism disorders. It also helps monitor blood sugar levels over time in people with diabetes.

Q. How do I prepare for a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test?

To prepare for this test, do not eat or drink anything except water for 8-12 hours before the test. It is also important to inform your doctor about any medications that you are taking, as some of them can affect your blood glucose levels and may need to be adjusted or temporarily discontinued before the test.

Q. What are the risks associated with a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test?

The risks associated with a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test are generally minimal. However, some people may experience mild pain or discomfort at the site from where the blood sample is taken, which is usually self-limiting.

Q. Can I take a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test during pregnancy?

Yes, a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test is commonly used during pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes, which is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy.

Q. What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition in which an individual's blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Q. What are some of the commonly used diabetes screening tests?

A diabetes screening test is a test that evaluates if an individual has diabetes risk or not. There are 3 different types of tests for diabetes screening: blood test, urine test, and gestational test. 1. Blood test includes: a). Glycosylated hemoglobin test that estimates how much sugar is attached to hemoglobin. b). A fasting blood glucose test that measures the blood sugar levels after a fasting period of 8-12 hours. c). A random blood glucose test that measures the blood glucose levels at any time of the day regardless of when you ate. d). Postprandial blood glucose test that measures the blood sugar levels 1-2 hours after eating a meal. e). An Insulin Fasting test that measures the level of insulin in the blood after overnight fasting. It helps identify type 2 diabetes. 2. Urine test includes: a). The measurement of ketone chemicals in the urine could indicate type 1 diabetes. 3. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and usually goes away after birth. Tests to detect it include: a). An initial glucose challenge test that measures the level of blood sugar one hour after the consumption of a glucose solution. b). A 2-hour glucose tolerance test that estimates blood sugar levels two hours after the consumption of glucose solution, and its out-of-normal values indicate gestational diabetes.

Q. Is a diabetes self-check machine available at Tata 1mg?

Yes, Tata 1mg has a variety of self-check diabetes machines that are based on different methods of testing for blood sugar. You can choose a machine appropriate to your needs by visiting the Tata 1mg website.

Q. Is a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test available in Pune for booking?

Yes, you can book a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test eligible for home sample collection in Pune?

Yes, a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test is eligible for home sample collection in Pune. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

The booking process for a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test cost in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs offers all tests at an affordable price. A Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test is priced at Rs. 489 in Pune.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test in Pune?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of a Diabetes Screening (HbA1C & Fasting Sugar) test in Pune are often provided in 15 hours.
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