Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), also known as simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.[2] This high blood sugar produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes.
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C Peptide

C Peptide

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C-peptide is a useful marker of insulin production. This test measures the level of C-peptide in a blood. C-peptide and the hormone insulin are created from a larger molecule called proinsulin.  When insulin is released into the bloodstream to help transport glucose into the body's cells (to be used for energy), equal amounts of C-peptide...
Glucose

Glucose

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Glucose is a simple sugar that serves as the main source of energy for the body. The carbohydrates we eat are broken down into glucose (and a few other simple sugars), absorbed by the small intestine and circulated throughout the body. Most of the body's cells require glucose for energy production; the brain and nervous system cells rely ...
Glycosylated HB, HbA1c

Glycosylated HB, HbA1c

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Some of the glucose in your blood binds to haemoglobin (the protein that carries oxygen in your red blood cells). This combination of glucose and haemoglobin is called haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). The amount of HbA1c formed is directly related to the average concentration of glucose in your bloodstream. Red blood cells live for 120 days, and ...
Insulin

Insulin

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Insulin is a hormone that is produced and stored in the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin is required to regulate blood glucose levels and plays a role in controlling the levels of carbohydrates and fats stored in the body. When blood glucose levels rise after a meal, insulin allows glucose to be taken up by the body's cells, especially...
Insulin Antibodies

Insulin Antibodies

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Diabetics can develop antibodies against their pharmaceutical Insulin. This can interfere with the effectiveness of the Insulin. .....
Microalbumin (Urine)

Microalbumin (Urine)

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Albumin is a protein that is present in large amounts in the blood. When the kidneys are working properly, only tiny amounts of albumin pass from the bloodstream into the urine. In kidney failure (the last stage of a slow process of decline in kidney function) large amounts of protein leak into the urine. A long time before this amount of...