Diabetes is a common disease that affects millions of Americans. The CDC estimates that over 30 million Americans have diabetes and over 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition which can lead to diabetes. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce any, or only a very limited amount, of insulin. This prevents blood sugar from getting into cells and can cause damage to the body. In type 2 diabetes, the cells develop insulin resistance, which causes the pancreas to create an even greater amount of insulin. Too much insulin can also cause damage to the body and lead to other health problems. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease.
A proper diagnosis and management of diabetes are critical in the management of the disease and in preventing further health complications for those that have it. Unfortunately, there are still many American that are unaware of their status. The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 people with diabetes and 90% of people with prediabetes are unaware of their condition. Whether you have already confirmed a diabetes diagnosis or you are at risk for the disease and wish to confirm your status, a diabetes screening can help to guide your decision-making process.
As part of our My Lab ReQuest service, Sonora Quest Laboratories allows patients to order their own lab tests to screen for or to assist in the management and monitoring of diabetes. Take charge of your health and order the testing you need to make educated decisions regarding the management of your health. Schedule your appointment, access your test results, and pay for any of your screenings all online.
To learn more about our diabetes screenings, view the list below of our current selection of available screenings.
Diabetes Management Panel
Monitoring your blood sugar levels is important in tracking and evaluating the success of your diabetes treatment plan. With our Diabetes Management Panel, you can test both Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c, which monitors glucose over a period of time.
Diabetes Screen (Glucose Only)
This test is used to identify high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Symptoms of hyperglycemia include thirst, blurred vision, and fatigue. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include sweating, hunger and confusion.
This test is the gold standard for measuring blood sugar levels. It identifies average blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months, so you can track your progress in managing your diabetes.
Insulin Resistance Panel w/Score
Insulin resistance (IR) is a metabolic condition that occurs when cells become less sensitive to insulin’s stimulation to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. The Insulin Resistance Panel with Score estimates the probability that an individual currently has IR.
This test is intended only as a predictor for metabolic syndrome or hyperinsulinemia and is not useful for measuring insulin levels to monitor synthetic insulin use.
*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you.