What is the Insulin (Postprandial) test?
The insulin postprandial test, also known as a two-hour postprandial or two-hour PPG sugar test, is done to analyse diabetes. In the case of diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin to keep your blood sugar in check. This leads to elevated blood sugar levels, and over time, this can lead to serious health problems, including heart, nerve, kidney, and eye damage.
When is the Insulin (Postprandial) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To determine the start of insulin therapy if you are a diabetic.
In the cases like suspected insulinoma.
To check insulin resistance.
If you have any signs or symptoms of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) like sweating, hunger, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, palpitations, and sometimes fainting.
In the suspected case of type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, heart disease, or metabolic syndrome
What does it measure?
The Insulin (Postprandial) test:
Analyses the levels of sugar in the blood after two hours of having food. If the person has diabetes, it means the body is not able to produce sufficient insulin to keep blood sugar in check. This can lead to higher sugar values in the blood, which can further lead to serious health issues such as eye and nerve damage.
This test measures how the body responds to sugar and starch after ingestion of a meal. As the food is digested in the stomach, the levels of blood sugar rise very high. In response, the pancreas releases insulin so that the sugar is transferred from the blood to the cells of the muscles and other tissues where it can be used as fuel. Ideally, within two hours of intake of a meal, the insulin and blood glucose values should return to normal.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Insulin (Postprandial) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Insulin (Post Prandial) test in Bangalore is Rs. 800.
How often should I get tested for the Insulin (Postprandial) test?
The Insulin (Postprandial) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values for the Insulin (Postprandial) test?
5.00 uU/mL– 55.00 uU/mL.
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for Insulin (Postprandial) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Insulin (Postprandial) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Insulin (Postprandial) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book an Insulin (Postprandial) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
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