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Understanding Diabetes

July 28, 2012

DIABETES Mellitus is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin or the body fails to respond to insulin. When sugar from food is absorbed into the bloodstream, the pancreas responds by producing insulin. Insulin plays a key role in...
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Best Lab Tests for Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus

October 26, 2011

By Armughan Riaz History and physical examination  are most important tools for diagnosing diabetes Mellitus, however to confirm diagnosis one should have following laboratory tests. Urine sugar test Urine ketones test OGTT-Oral Glucose Tolerance Test,  (also called glucose challenge test) Blood glucose tests FPG-Fasting plasma glucose Test Random plasma glucose Test Tests for ongoing...
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HbA1c Blood Test in Patients Who Have Hemoglobinopathies

October 5, 2011

HbA1c is a measure of the amount of glucose-attached (glycated)-hemoglobin (Hb) in red blood cells and, for most individuals, is used as a reliable estimate of mean plasma glucose (PG) levels over the previous 3 to 4 months1. HbA1C methods and hemoglobin variants and derivatives There are many accurate and precise methods available for...
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