As you probably know by now, it’s extremely important to track important biomarkers that can help you understand how your metabolic health is changing over the course of time.
In today’s world, the way to do that is to get routine lab tests to routinely check the health of many tissues, including your heart, liver, kidneys, and thyroid gland to name a few.
Doing so helps you measure and track how well you’re managing diabetes, and it allows you to routinely check for chronic inflammation.
As we showed you in the Insulin Resistance Checklist, tracking your metabolic health over the course of time requires that you monitor multiple biomarkers, rather than measuring only your A1c, blood pressure, or cholesterol in isolation of other biomarkers.
But let’s face it. Getting blood tests can be a royal pain in the butt, especially if you don’t have health insurance or have an active relationship with a primary care physician.
If you do have a doctor, the sequence of events often looks like this:
If you prefer to visit an outside lab testing facility, then the sequence of events often looks like this:
Regardless of which situation pertains to you, waiting for an appointment, sitting in a waiting room, and then having your blood drawn from a needle in your arm can be a real hassle.
In addition, it’s not uncommon to have to wait for weeks to get an appointment for a routine check-up, which can make it difficult to track important biomarkers on a defined schedule.
When you already know which routine lab tests to order, you can save a tremendous amount of time and hassle by simply ordering your lab tests online.
But finding a reputable company that offers the lab tests you want can be quite tedious, because not all companies offer the same array of tests, and many companies don’t sell lab tests directly to consumers.
We have personally tried ordering lab tests online from a number of different companies and found the process unusually challenging and unnecessarily frustrating.
Most of them require going to a local lab testing facility to meet with a phlebotomist. It’s slightly more convenient than going to a doctor’s office, but still not an ideal solution. And if you’re squeamish about having your blood drawn, then this process is not very fun at all.
We ordered lab tests online from a handful of companies that offer at-home lab testing and found a company that offers lab tests online, sends you an affordable at-home test kit that and gives you fast, accurate results – LetsGetChecked.
LetsGetChecked.com offers all the standard routine blood tests that we recommend in our coaching program:
The process of ordering lab tests online from LetsGetChecked is seamless and involves 5 simple steps:
When it’s time to check your results, you’ll see your results displayed in a beautifully designed manner, on your secure user account portal. You’ll also receive a call from their nursing team to talk you through your results.
In addition to the essentials (affordable pricing, at-home test kits, fast results), LetsGetChecked also offers some bells-and-whistles that make your whole experience simply outstanding.
We are extremely happy to be in partnership with LetsGetChecked, and hope that you find their online lab testing procedure as slick as we did.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them directly – their customer support is fantastic and their company wants to make this process as easy, affordable, and painless as possible.
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Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the Digital Content Manager at Mastering Diabetes. She holds a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Anthropology from Hendrix College, and Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell. Jamie has been enjoying a plant-based lifestyle since 1999. In addition to writing at Mastering Diabetes, she teaches continuing education courses to other health professionals on the science behind a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for specific medical conditions.
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