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Welcome to Baseline Assessment

We will ask questions regarding your body metrics, relevant health related questions, relevant habits and nutrition to provide you with a risk score related to your health. In the process we utilize approved benchmarks from accredited organizations.

What you need to take the assessment?
  • Know your body. We'll ask questions about your height, weight

  • Have a tape. You'll need to measure your waist and hip

  • Remember your last blood pressure measurement or do another one

  • For best results you'll need to have a recent blood test report. We'll ask about cholesterol among others...

What you get at at the end?
  • You will get a recommendation that is not and does not substitute medical diagnosis and advice. Please check our Terms & Agreement.

  • You will have a better understanding though about your general condition and possible risks especially related to Diabetes Mellitus.

  • We'll run your data through a list of accredited independent screening tools. When most of them say there is a risk, you better listen and seek medical advice. When only one does, you should as well. And when none do, take your own judgement, but then don't take it as a warranty. All the tools are calibrated for the wide population and there are exceptions. You never know whether you are one of the exceptions...

  • We'll show your results in easily digestible charts and list and provide you not only with general accuracy level of the tool used but also with confidence level in the outcome based on your particular input. Generally the confidence is higher when the tool can place your results clearly in one of the ranges. The confidence level is lower when the results are close to the limit of the range.

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1. Body metrics

BMI, Waist-to-Height/Hip

Based on the standard from World Health Organization
Why:

Most of the official studies from the National Health Institute (NHI) and World Health Organization (WHO) are based on the standardized BMI.

There are claimed updates (read: better models) for the BMI formula from various vendors and updates to the cut-off points proposed by WHO that can be valuable for you as an individual, however for comparisons we will need to rely on the standard formula.

Some help on taking the Waist/Hip readings...

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Body Mass Index

Units of measurement:

Kilogram (Kg):

Meter (m):

metric

Weight:

Height:

Std. BMI: 
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Waist-to-Hip, Waist-to-Height

Centimeter (cm):

Centimeter (cm):

Waist:

Hip:

"Insights"

"Insights"

Waist/Hip: 
Waist/Height: 
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2. Health

Pedigree & Condition

Your genes and blood are primary indicators
Why:

Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Having your parents or siblings with T2D increases your chances to develop the condition, but it does not guarantee it.

 

Environmental factors like  habits, nutrition can greatly influence your chances to develop the condition. That is why we are going to look more deeper into them.

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in addition to T2D is not only partially hereditary, but is also observed that 'White, Caucasoid' race is more predetermined to it as they have the highest rate of T1D.

In determining T1D or T2D conditions, blood glucose levels and insulin level is being measured among others repeatedly. For the sake of screening simplicity we are going to ask you questions that you can answer with a fairly good chance. 

 

Due to this our recommendation is NOT a diagnosis because it does not ask and use all the required parameters in a repeated fashion to make a diagnosis.

Health Condition
  • Have you been previously diagnosed with any form of Diabetes Melitus?

  • Have you been previously diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes?

  • Have your parents of siblings been diagnosed with Diabetes Melitus?

  • Are you currently under the following medication?

Health Record

(mm Hg):

Blood pressure

"Insights"

high: systolic:

low: diastolic:

"Insights"

(mg/dL):

Blood glucose (morning):

"Insights"

(mg/dL):

Cholesterol:

"Insights"

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3. Habits

Activity, Smoking, OTHERS

Through habits you greatly influence on your health
Why:

Besides weight, which can also be linked to lack of necessary activity, inactivity is the highest risk factor in most non-communicable diseases like Diabetes Mellitus. The less active you are, the greater your risk.  Physical activity helps you control your weight, uses up glucose as energy and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin.

If you already developed T2D please be careful with how much activity and at what intensity you do. While being active is a must, doing too much can bring you to the other extreme into hypoglycemia. This condition is very severe so an immediate ingestion of sugar is required to get back sugar levels at normal when below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or 3.9 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

Although studies show that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may actually lower the risk of diabetes, the opposite is true for people who drink greater amounts of alcohol.

Moderate alcohol use is defined as one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.

Too much alcohol may cause chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which can impair its ability to secrete insulin and potentially lead to diabetes.

Tobacco use can increase blood sugar levels and lead to insulin resistance. The more you smoke, the greater your risk of diabetes.

People who smoke heavily — more than 20 cigarettes a day — have almost double the risk of developing diabetes compared with people who don’t smoke.

Healthy habits

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Unhealthy habits
  • Did you regularly smoke cigarettes?

  • Do you regularly consume alcohol more than dietary limits? (average 1 drink/day for women, 2 drinks/day for men)

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Some definitions, terms and abbreviations before you start...

What is Elevated Plasma Glucose (EPG)?


Short answer is: EPG stands for hyperglicemia or high blood sugar which affects people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. For longer answer we need to take step by step the terms:

  1. FPG - fasting plasma glucose
  2. IFG & IGT - impaired fasting glucose & impaired glucose tolerance
  3. Definition of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
  4. EPG - elevated plasma glucose
1. FPG - the blood glucose levels during the morning measured in mg/dL. 2. IFG is defined as FPG of 100–125 mg/dL, your blood sugar level during the morning. IGT is defined as 2-h plasma oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) result of 140–199 mg/dL, your blood sugar level after 2 hours from ingesting 75 grams of sugar. 3. Definitions of Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes are based on FPG and glucose tolerance, as measured by a 2-h OGTT test. Diabetes is defined as FPG 126 mg/dL or above and/or 2-h OGTT result 200 mg/dL or above. Pre-diabetes is defined as IFG and/or IGT without diabetes. 4. EPG is used for diagnosing either pre-diabetes or (undiagnosed) diabetes.




How is the Pre-Diabetes risk developing when EPG is detected?


Pre-Diabetes implies an increased risk of development of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) on the order of 30% over 4 years and 70% over 30 years.
Several studies have demonstrated that T2D can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle modification or the use of pharmacotherapy in subjects with Pre-Diabetes.




How are the tools detecting EPG and how reliable they are?


Each tool is based on scientific evidence linked next to it. The tool's operating parameters like Sensitivity, Specificity, Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC), Positive Predictive Value (PPV) and Negative Predictive Value (NPV) can be analyzed to form an idea whether the tool is calibrated towards maximizing the negative or positive outcomes. Based on this when the tool says with a good confidence level you have or you don't have the EPG condition, the result of the tool can be interpreted according to its operating parameters, meaning when the tool is geared towards NPV and it says you don't have the EPG condition, then there is a fairly high chance you don't, but it is stil safe to seek for medical advice. The other way around when PPV is high for the tool and it says you are at risk of EPG with a fairly good confidence level, then you are advised to look immediately for a medical diagnosis. The ROC curve tells how evenly is the tool calibrated in both ways, to distinguish between the true positives and negatives. In order to do this the tool must not only correctly predict a positive as a positive, but also a negative as a negative. For more details here is a good explanation video:





ASSESSMENT INSIGHT

CONFIDENCE

RISK OF PRE-DIABETES
LOW

BASED ON DATA

Age=55 | Gender=Male | Race=White, Caucasian | Smoking=Not Smoking | DiabetesPedigree=No Diabetes 

ASSESSMENT METHOD

ACCURACY

MEDSCAPE
80%

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