Blood Sugar Solution Basic Panel
(includes a Insulin Response Test-fasting, 1-hour and 2-hour glucose and insulin blood levels)
To complete your Basic Blood Sugar Profile you will also need to order the NMR lipoprofile separately.
The Blood Sugar Solution Basic Panel recommended by Dr. Mark Hyman includes the following: A Hemoglobin A1c and an Insulin and Glucose response test—fasting, 1-hour, and 2-hour glucose and insulin levels after a 75-gram glucose load. This is like a glucose tolerance test but measures both glucose and insulin.
Your blood sugar can be normal but your insulin can be sky high. Fasting insulin should be < 5 μIU/dl and 1- and 2-hour levels less than 30 μIU/dl. Fasting blood sugar should be < 90 mg/dl and 1- and 2-hour less than 120 mg/dl. Demand this test. It is the most important indicator of the presence and severity of diabesity and it is rarely done in medical practices today. That is why it is not diagnosed in 90% of people who have it. Hemaglobin A1c (abnormal > 5.5 % of total hemaglobin) measures the average of the last 6 weeks of blood sugar.
NMR lipid profile particle size and number of LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Small dense particles are dangerous and an indicator of diabesity, even if your overall cholesterol is normal with or without medication. You should have less than 1000 total LDL particles and less than 500 small LDL particles (the dense dangerous type).