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Tests for Diabetes

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Tests for Diabetes If you display any of these symptoms or suspect that you might have diabetes, see a doctor promptly. Your doctor will take a full medical history and will probably perform one of t READ MORE

Lipid Profile

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Lipid Profile A blood test, or the results of a blood test, that measures levels of lipids, or fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Factors such as your age, sex, and genetics influence y READ MORE

Microalbumin Urine Test

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Test Overview A microalbumin test checks urine for the presence of a protein called albumin. Albumin is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys. When the kidneys are working properl READ MORE

Blood (Serum) Creatinine Test

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Blood (Serum) Creatinine Test What is the blood creatinine test? This test measures the amount of creatinine in the blood. Muscles make creatinine when another chemical, creatine, is broken down READ MORE

The Glycated Hemoglobin Test

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Diabetes: the Glycated Hemoglobin Test What is the glycated hemoglobin test? The "glycated" or "glyco" hemoglobin test, done by your doctor, measures your overall blood glucose (sugar) control READ MORE
Physicians may order a microalbumin test for their diabetic patients to make sure their kidneys are functioning properly; a lipid profile to see if their lipid levels are within or as close to the normal range as possible; or a glycated hemoglobin test to get an overall profile of your blood glucose level. Performing these tests will help diabetics make dietary or lifestyle changes, if necessary, to prevent cardiovascular disease or chronic renal failure.
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