Diabetesplus Test

Description

A simple Home2Lab Test for measuring HbA1c to detect and monitor Type-2 Diabetes. Your HbA1c value tells you the weighted average level of your blood glucose levels over a period of 120 days and is used to diagnose and monitor Diabetes. The test also measures different types of fatty acids in blood. Maintaining the right balance between the fatty acids is critical for reducing chronic inflammation which lowers the risk of diabetes.

Analytes measured
HbA1c
Estimated Blood Glucose (eAG)
13 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Index
AA/EPA Ratio
Sampling type
Finger prick blood sample on DBS Card; Home2Lab Test

3,400.00

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What’s measured

HbA1c provides a reliable measure of chronic glycemia and correlates well with the risk of long-term diabetes complications and is considered the test of choice for monitoring and chronic management of diabetes. ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research) diabetes guidelines from 2018 recommends an HbA1c value of less than 7% (53 mmol/mol) as the target level1.

Estimated Blood Glucose (eAG) relates % HbA1c to an estimated average of your blood sugar levels over a period of 2 to 3 months. The unit used is mg/dL which is the same unit used in home glucometers, making it easier for you to interpret HbA1c values. This helps you track your blood glucose levels over time and confirm self test readings.

Defined as the person’s weight divided by the height in meters squared. It is the first indicator of an imbalanced body. BMI is a general health index that measures body fat based on height and weight, and applies to most adult men and women aged 20 and above.

The Omega-3 Index represents the amount of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) levels in blood. The recommended levels of EPA+DHA in your blood should be above 8%.2 Recent scientific studies suggest that higher Omega-3 index is linked to increased insulin sensitivity and a more favorable metabolic profile.3

Arachidonic acid (AA) is a precursor to a number of pro-inflammatory mediators(eicosanoids). Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) is a key anti-inflammatory long chain Omega-3 fatty acid. AA:EPA is recommended as a marker of chronic inflammation, which may play a role in causing several conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. An AA/EPA ratio between 1.5 and 3.0 is desirable.

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FAQ

What is Diabetes? What is HbA1C? What is AA/EPA Ratio? Are there any limitations of the HbA1C test? What are the symptoms of Diabetes? When should I take the Diabetes Plus Test?

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Resources

  1. 1. https://main.icmr.nic.in/sites/default/files/guidelines/ICMR_GuidelinesType2diabetes2018_0.pdf
  2. 2. Harris, W.S. The omega-3 index: From biomarker to risk marker to risk factor.Curr Atheroscler Rep 11, 411 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-009-0062-2
  3. 3. Albert, B., Derraik, J., Brennan, C.et al. Higher omega-3 index is associated with increased insulin sensitivity and more favourable metabolic profile in middle-aged overweight men. Sci Rep 4, 6697 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep06697
  4. 4. Furman D, Campisi J, Verdin E, et al. Chronic inflammation in the etiology of disease across the life span. Nat Med. 2019;25(12):1822-1832. doi:10.1038/s41591-019-0675-0 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7147972/
  5. 5. Nelson JR, Raskin S. The eicosapentaenoic acid:arachidonic acid ratio and its clinical utility in cardiovascular disease. Postgrad Med. 2019;131(4):268-277. doi:10.1080/00325481.2019.1607414 PMID: 31063407. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31063407/
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