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ASSESSMENT TOOLS & CALCULATORS

Brief Insulin Sensitivity Test

Quantitative Insulin Sensitivity Check Index (QUICKI): This insulin sensitivity test uses fasting insulin and fasting glucose to predict risk of diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

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This insulin sensitivity test uses fasting insulin and fasting glucose to predict risk of diabetes and cardiovascular problems. For a better understanding of the link between the food we consume, blood glucose, insulin and diabetes, please peruse the explanation on the Glycemic Index of Common Foods free website tools.

Depending on your insulin sensitivity score you will know your risk of diabetes. This enables you to consult with your doctor and make the necessary lifestyle changes such as consuming less sugary or high GI foods, consuming fewer calories, increasing exercise levels and other measures that are protective factors against diabetes. If you already have diabetes then early identification and management are also vital.

Disclaimer: Please note that none of these wellness tools or assessments are designed to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. ALWAYS consult with the correct healthcare practitioner before taking new supplements or medications, and before making any lifestyle changes such as alterations to your diet or exercise schedule. There is no substitute for one-on-one consultations with qualified healthcare practitioners. If any action is considered based on these tools it should be merely to help you decide to take the necessary step to contact your doctor or another healthcare practitioner in order to get an accurate diagnosis and/or treatment plan.

 

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