Diabetes Management Profile (Comprehensive)
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This panel contains the following tests:
People with diabetes are at significant risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the combination of diabetes and increased lipids accelerates plaque formation in the artery wall.1 You might be surprised to learn that an estimated 30.2 million people in the United States have diabetes - which is over 9% of our population! Even more startling is the fact that 7.2 millionof them are undiagnosed. That means a staggering 23.8% of the US population are unaware they even have diabetes!2
Those are frightening statistics….and accurately testing for blood sugar is like putting pieces of a puzzle together. Many doctors rely on a HbA1C to determine glycemic control in people with diabetes; but, the truth is that not a single test alone is able to capture fasting glucose status, average glucose levels over time, and deadly post meal spikes. That's why the Diabetes Management Profile (Comprehensive) was designed to look at the various aspects of glucose control.
This test may be done fasting or 2-6 hours after eating. Both ways provide valuable information, though 2-6 hours after a meal provides a more realistic assessment of the state of your blood in everyday life. Stay hydrated and take your medications as prescribed. If you are supplementing with any hormones, we suggest taking them approximately 2 hours prior to having your blood drawn to see peak levels. Hormones are best drawn between 8-10 AM.
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