Diabetes Testing In Humble, TX
Quick Diabetic Testing and Exams Completed In-House
Stay under one roof for your diabetic care and never worry about visiting a separate lab or waiting for your results to come in. At North Houston Diabetes Institute, we perform all diabetic tests and exams right in your exam room. This efficient system offers valuable time savings and quick insight into your health. You will see your test results within 6 minutes.
Dr. Juan Carlos Zubieta feels that the most important thing is for you to truly understand the impact of your diabetes, so all test results are clear and well explained. We use a visual system powered by advanced technology to demonstrate your diabetic test results. Diabetic treatment plans are then highly personalized to ensure you take action on the specific complications you are at risk for.
What types of diabetic testing and exams are conducted?
Our full diabetes assessment is a high-tech, interactive experience that includes a symptom questionnaire, a foot and eye exam, and blood and urine sample readings. Blood and urine samples are taken to test key factors such as your cholesterol, hemoglobin, glucose and protein. The diabetes assessment technology compiles your results into a highly personalized digital report card that is easy to read and understand. In addition, you can use the touchscreen system to learn more about diabetes and educate yourself about diabetic complications.
What is HEMOGLOBIN A1C (HBA1C)?
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a blood test that is performed in the clinic every three months. It measures average glucose level over the previous 90 days (three months). How does it work? Glucose binds to the red cells “staining” them. The degree of “staining” can be measured by our devices and the result will be expressed as percentage of “staning”. When the glucose is elevated all the time, the percentage is high and when the glucose control is better, the percentage is lower. What are the Normal Values? In a normal person, the HbA1c should be less than 5.7%. A Diabetic person who is not under control will have values above 6.5%. There is a group of people who are called At Risk or Prediabetics who will have readings between 5.6 – 6.5%
How often are diabetic tests and exams conducted?
Depending on where you are in your diabetic treatment plan, testing frequency may vary. You will initially take monthly tests to keep close track of your body while getting things under control. When your symptoms are more stable and identified, you will switch to testing every 3 months.
How do we monitor my diabetes with future tests?
Our diabetes assessment system stores your test results in a secure cloud-hosted personal file to monitor trends and progress. You will be able to see how your test results have improved or worsened, and even learn how to stay on the right track. Through follow-up tests and exams, Dr. Juan Carlos Zubieta will obtain new information to adjust your diabetic treatment plan.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES NOW BY CALLING (832) 644-9595.