Executive Diabetic Check-up (Rs. 3600/-)
What is an Executive Diabetes Check-up?
An executive diabetes check-up is designed to help your doctor determine the status of diabetes in your body and the possible causes. This is prescribed for patients with a higher risk profile of diabetes, or may have just had an onset of diabetes. The check-up includes a comprehensive set of tests determine any abnormalities and can help in devising an appropriate treatment plan for diabetes.
Who is advised to undergo an Executive Diabetes Check-up?
The executive diabetes check is advised for all working adults and elderly individuals who are already diabetic. 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 an Executive Diabetic Check-up
For an executive 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.
For the abdominal ultrasound, you must avoid eating the night prior to the test and leave any jewellery at home.
The package also includes a chest x-ray and an ECG – for the ECG it is best to avoid usage of moisturisers or sunscreen on the body and jewellery must be removed. For the x-ray similar protocols as above must be followed.
Typically, a basic diabetic check-up can be concluded in half a day.
What tests are carried out, as part of the Executive 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.
Liver Function Test
Liver function tests are employed to understand the working of the liver and include prothrombin time (PT/INR), aPTT, albumin, bilirubin (direct and indirect), and others.
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate test is used to determine inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases in the body.
This is a urine test that measures the quantity of albumin in the urine. The test is also known as albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) test and higher levels of albumin can point to possible kidney disorders.
A complete urine examination evaluates a sample of the urine to determine disorders such as urinary tract infection, kidney diseases and diabetes related complications.
An electrolyte test determines the levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate. Imbalances of these minerals can cause dehydration, kidney or lung complications amongst others.
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 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.
Lipid profile ascertains the total levels of cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides in the blood streams to assess the cardiac health of an individual.
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.
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.
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.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) measures the electrical activity of the heart. This is an indicator of the normal condition of the heart or of the possible disorders in the heart rhythm.
USG, Whole Abdomen
An ultrasound of the abdominal region is taken to determine the functioning and abnormalities, if any of the abdomen. This cover various organs like – stomach, intestines, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and liver.