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Insulin Fasting in Pune

Also known as Fasting insulin, Insulin serum, Insulin F
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  1. Overnight fasting (8-12 hrs) is required. Do not eat or drink anything except water before the test.

Understanding Insulin Fasting in Pune

What is Insulin Fasting in Pune?

An Insulin Fasting test measures the insulin level after fasting for 8-12 hours. This standard blood test is available at an affordable price in Pune with Tata 1mg labs. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas and helps maintain normal blood glucose levels. Deranged fasting insulin levels may indicate type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Your doctor may suggest an Insulin Fasting test if you experience symptoms such as frequent urination, increased thirst and hunger, weakness, weight changes, heart rate changes, poor healing ability, tingling or numbness in the hand and legs, etc. Additionally, this test also helps to assess the response to insulin treatments.

What does Insulin Fasting measure?

An Insulin Fasting test evaluates the body's ability to regulate blood sugar levels by measuring the amount of insulin in the blood after an overnight fast. Glucose is a source of energy for the body to perform daily activities. Your body gets glucose from carbohydrates that are consumed in the diet. These carbohydrates are digested and converted into simple sugar (glucose). The cells then absorb the required amount of glucose to produce energy, and the remaining amount is stored in other forms, like fats. Insulin hormone helps the cells to uptake glucose from the blood for utilization and storage. Thus, it is necessary to maintain insulin levels in your body.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Insulin Fasting in Pune

Frequently Asked Questions about Insulin Fasting in Pune

Q. What does an Insulin Fasting test measure?

An Insulin Fasting test measures the total amount of insulin in the blood after a period of overnight fasting (8-12 hours).

Q. Which diseases are diagnosed with an Insulin Fasting test?

An Insulin Fasting test helps identify conditions like hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), and insulinoma (the presence of an insulin-producing tumor in the islet cells of the pancreas).

Q. Why is fasting required for an Insulin Fasting test?

The insulin levels in your body spike when you eat or drink anything, which can cause false test results. Therefore, overnight fasting is required for an Insulin Fasting test. The fasting state is also required for accurate insulin sensitivity evaluation, the detection of insulin resistance, and the diagnosis and monitoring of different metabolic disorders, including diabetes.

Q. What can cause high insulin levels in the blood?

High insulin levels in the blood may occur due to sedentary (inactive) lifestyle, obesity, aging, a high carbohydrate diet, family history of diabetes, pregnancy, sleep-related problems, conditions like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hormonal problems like acromegaly or Cushing’s syndrome, habits like smoking, and due to the use of medicines like steroids, antipsychotics, and HIV medications.

Q. What can cause low insulin levels in the blood?

Low levels of insulin may occur in the blood due to type 1 diabetes, hypopituitarism (low secretion of pituitary hormones), and pancreatic diseases like pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.

Q. What are the common symptoms of hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia, or very low levels of glucose in the blood, can cause symptoms like sweating, nausea, weakness, palpitations, dizziness, hunger, trembling, confusion, irritability, anxiety, blurred vision, irregular heartbeat, seizures, etc.

Q. Does high insulin mean diabetes?

Hyperinsulinemia or a high insulin level means the amount of insulin in the blood is higher than usual. On its own, hyperinsulinemia is not exactly diabetes; however, it is often associated with type 2 diabetes.

Q. What other tests can be prescribed by the doctor in case the results of an Insulin Fasting test are not normal?

Other tests that may be prescribed when the results of an Insulin Fasting test are abnormal include a blood glucose, proinsulin, C-peptide, cortisol, and plasma β-hydroxybutyrate (BHOB) test.

Q. Can I book an Insulin Fasting test in Pune?

Yes, you can book an Insulin Fasting 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 home sample collection possible for an Insulin Fasting test in Pune?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for an Insulin Fasting test in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book an Insulin Fasting test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

The booking process for an Insulin Fasting 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. What is the cost of an Insulin Fasting test in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Pune. An Insulin Fasting test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 489.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of an Insulin Fasting 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 an Insulin Fasting test in Pune are often provided in 48 hours.
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