November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Affecting 37 million Americans, it is an illness in which the body cannot make use of sugar properly and can cause various complications if not treated. Awareness spreads by being well informed about the disease and being able to recognize signs of the disease. Early detection through routine testing is key for reducing or eliminating symptoms.
How To Test For Diabetes
If you’re having symptoms you think are related to diabetes and have not been previously diagnosed, your doctor may order certain types of testing to determine the cause. Some of the labs include testing your A1C, glucose, and C-peptide levels.
What Is The C-Peptide Blood Test For Diabetes?
C-peptide is an amino-acid polypeptide that is created when insulin is released in the body, so the absence can indicate that your body is not producing insulin on its own. The c-peptide blood test is used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The level of C-peptide will decrease in people with type 1 diabetes and increase in people with type 2 diabetes.
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