Why Get Tested?
To evaluate insulin production by the beta cells in the pancreas; to help in diagnosing insulin resistance, and/or presence of an insulin-producing tumor in the islet cells of the pancreas (insulinoma); to determine the cause of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia); or to determine when a type 2 diabetic might need to start taking insulin to supplement oral medications
When to Get Tested?
When you have low blood glucose levels with symptoms such as sweating, palpitations, dizziness, fainting; to monitor insulin production.
Sample Required: Blood sample drawn from vein
Test Preparation: Practical to fast for 8 hours before blood sample is collected.