Basic Diabetic Check-up (Rs. 1300/-)
What is a Basic Diabetes Check-up?
A basic diabetes check-up is designed to help your doctor determine the insulin levels in your body and ascertain the causes behind it. A comprehensive set of tests determine any abnormalities and can help in devising an appropriate treatment plan for diabetes. Diabetes check-up can also detect diabetes at an early stage, which allows your physician to make informed decision on possible changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Who is advised to undergo a Basic Diabetes Check-up?
A basic diabetes check-up is advised for all working adults and elderly individuals – across all age groups at least once in a year. This keeps you well informed of any short or long-term diabetic issues and allows for preventive care before any of them can become serious and threatening.
Preparing for a Basic Diabetic Check-up
For a basic diabetic check-up you will be required to give a sample of blood and urine. The blood samples for all but one test must be provided on an empty stomach. The blood sample will be used for CBP, Lipid Profile, ESR, LFT and other tests included in the package. For CUE and Creatinine tests you will provide a urine sample.
For the Post Lunch Glucose test, you will need to have a meal and wait for a couple of hours before giving an additional blood sample.
Typically, a basic diabetic check-up can be concluded in 3-4 hours.
What tests are carried out, as part of the Basic Diabetic Check-up?
the following tests are done as a part of this health check-up
Complete Blood Picture
Complete blood picture measures the count of WBCs, RBCs and platelets in the blood and indicates any deficiencies. This test helps ascertain the overall health profile of an individual.
Blood Urea Nitrogen
The blood urea nitrogen test determines the functioning of the kidneys. Blood urea nitrogen is a waste product generated by the body and its level indicate the abnormalities in the kidneys, if any.
A complete urine examination evaluates a sample of the urine to determine disorders such as urinary tract infection, kidney diseases and diabetes related complications.
A creatinine blood test determines creatinine levels in the body which in turn indicates disorders of the kidneys, if any. High levels of creatinine in the body is an indicator of impaired kidney function.
Heightened levels of Cholesterol in the body increase the risk of heart conditions. A cholesterol test is administered by taking a small sample of blood and is usually conducted along with a lipid profile.
A fasting glucose test determines the sugar levels in the blood stream following an eight-hour fasting period. This is typically conducted early in the morning hours prior to breakfast.
Glucose, Post Lunch
A post glucose test determines the sugar levels in the blood stream following an a meal. This is typically conducted two hours after a meal.
A HBA1C test is also known as haemoglobin A1c or glycated haemoglobin test. It gives an indication of the sugar levels in the body and is an important determinant of diabetes control.