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Insulin - Post Prandial in Pune

Also known as Post prandial insulin, Insulin test, Insulin resistance testing
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Sample to be given exactly 2 hours after starting meal or as advised by the physician.

Understanding Insulin - Post Prandial in Pune


What is Insulin - Post Prandial in Pune?

An Insulin - Post Prandial, also known as a 2-hour postprandial/2-hour PPG sugar test, is available in Pune with Tata 1mg labs at an affordable price. It measures the level of insulin, a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas, in the blood two hours after having a meal. This test can help in the timely detection of diabetes, thus preventing diabetes-associated complications such as nerve damage, vision problems, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, etc. It also aids in monitoring the progress of individuals undergoing diabetes treatment. Furthermore, regular monitoring with Insulin - Post Prandial can provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of treatment methods in individuals with diabetes, allowing the doctor to make necessary adjustments to medications or lifestyles.

What does Insulin - Post Prandial measure?

An Insulin - Post Prandial test evaluates the amount of insulin in your blood, particularly 2 hours after having food, which helps in regulating glucose levels.

Normally after eating, the stomach digests the food, and glucose levels rise rapidly. In response to this, the pancreas releases insulin that helps in moving the glucose from the blood into the cells for the production of energy. If a person has diabetes, it means their body is unable to make sufficient insulin to keep blood sugar in check. This can lead to high sugar levels in the blood which can further cause serious health problems related to the heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, etc. Ideally within two hours of having a meal, the insulin and blood glucose levels should return to normal. In case, the blood glucose still remains high, there are chances that the person might have diabetes.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Insulin - Post Prandial in Pune


Frequently Asked Questions about Insulin - Post Prandial in Pune

Q. What other tests can be advised by the doctor along with an Insulin - Post Prandial test?

The other tests that can be advised along with an Insulin - Post Prandial test include fasting blood glucose test, HbA1c or glycosylated hemoglobin test, and glucose tolerance test.

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

High insulin levels in the blood may occur due to a 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 level of insulin means the amount of insulin in the blood is higher than normal. On its own, hyperinsulinemia is not exactly diabetes; however, it is often associated with type 2 diabetes.

Q. What do abnormal levels of an Insulin - Post Prandial test mean?

The increased levels of an Insulin - Post Prandial test are seen in cases of insulinoma, type 2 diabetics, infantile hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinism, obesity, Cushing’s syndrome, intake of oral contraceptives, acromegaly, and hyperthyroidism. Whereas, decreased levels of insulin post prandial are seen in cases of untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Q. What factors can affect the results of an Insulin-PP test?

Factors such as extreme stress, eating a snack or candy after a meal or before the test, heavy physical exercise, and habits like smoking can affect the results of an Insulin-PP test.

Q. Can I book an Insulin - Post Prandial test in Pune?

Yes, you can book an Insulin - Post Prandial 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 - Post Prandial test in Pune?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for an Insulin - Post Prandial 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 - Post Prandial test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

The booking process for an Insulin - Post Prandial 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-PP test in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Pune. An Insulin-PP test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 449.

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