Test At Home For Type 2 Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Risks
Cardiometabolic risk or metabolic syndrome1 refers to a group of factors that increase your chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other illness. Find out where you stand. Collect your blood spot sample at home and mail to a certified lab. You will receive your complete analysis online in a few days.
8 tests included:
- Total Cholesterol (CH)
- High Density Lipoproteins (HDL)
- Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL)
- Very Low-Density Lipoprotein (VLDL)
- Triglycerides (TG)
- Insulin (In)
- Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
- Highly Sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)
What Is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver and the body also obtains it from animal food sources
Cholesterol serves vital functions including helping to build cells. Additionally, it is the precursor to the 5 major classes of steroid hormones: progestagens, glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens.
Cholesterol consists of 4 types of fats: HDL, LDL, VLDL and triglycerides.
Good vs Bad Cholesterol
- HDL is known as your good cholesterol.
- Triglycerides are bad cholesterol. High levels have been linked to obesity, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, and untreated type 2 diabetes.
- VLDL and LDL are the other “bad” forms of cholesterol.
What Is Insulin?
Insulin is a peptide hormone made by the pancreas. Insulin is used to metabolize glucose in the blood for use by liver, fat and skeletal muscle cells. Insulin also enables the body to store glucose for energy.
Inefficient use of insulin by the body – called insulin resistance – causes type 2 diabetes.
Insufficient production or the inability to produce insulin by the pancreas causes type 1 diabetes.
What Is A HbA1c Test?
HbA1c is a measure of glycosylated hemoglobin, which results from binding of glucose with hemoglobin in red blood cells. High HbA1c indicates that glucose has been elevated above normal levels over the past three months.
What Is C-Reactive Protein?
C-Reactive Protein is an established marker of inflammation and can be an important contributor to pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic elements of cardiovascular disease. High levels are associated with higher risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
How It Works
Obtain your finger prick blood sample. Mail the dried blood spot collection kit to the certified lab. You will receive your complete analysis online in a few days.
1 Topics H. Metabolic Syndrome | MedlinePlus. Medlineplus.gov. https://medlineplus.gov/metabolicsyndrome.html. Published 2020. Accessed October 9, 2020.