Free Prediabetes Testing
Could you be developing diabetes? The best thing you can do for your health today is to find out where you stand on the path to diabetes.
Using in-depth blood screening, we can determine your risk for type 2 diabetes while there’s still time to prevent the disease.
PreDiabetes Centers offers a free blood test to help you learn if you have prediabetes, the condition where the body’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough for a diabetes diagnosis.
In addition to blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c–indicators commonly used in a diabetes diagnosis–our advanced, comprehensive blood screening examines several more biomarkers associated with prediabetes, such as C-reactive protein, C-peptide, insulin, homocysteine, thyroid hormones, testosterone, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and VAP (a type of cholesterol). This extensive screening allows the health team to get a more complete picture of your diabetes risk.
Here’s how it works:
A PreDiabetes Centers physician will meet with you in a complimentary consultation to go over your results. If you have prediabetes, our health team will discuss the next steps to take and explain how PreDiabetes Centers can help you.
PreDiabetes Centers specializes in detecting prediabetes, so we start with a sophisticated blood test that profiles your unique metabolic patterns. Your test includes:
- Fasting Glucose - When you’re fasting, your glucose (sugar level in your blood) should be low. If it’s high, it indicates that your body either isn’t producing enough insulin or it isn’t responding well to the insulin.
- Hemoglobin A1c - This marker helps to understand how well your blood sugar has been controlled over the last 3-4 months. A high level indicates prediabetes and a very high level indicates diabetes.
- C-Peptide - A hormone produced by your pancreas in conjunction with insulin. A high C-peptide level means that your body is requiring and producing more insulin than necessary. If both the C-peptide and the glucose level are increased that indicates a condition known as insulin resistance, which is a key indicator of prediabetes.
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - An indication of inflammation. Even modest increases of CRP are associated with the development of atherosclerosis and heart disease, two significant issues for people with prediabetes. Chronic inflammation plays a role in the development of diabetes.
Plus, we test many other biomarkers that can indicate your risk for diabetes. Get tested today!