The adiponectin test checks the adiponectin blood level.
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The adiponectin test measures the blood level of adiponectin, a hormone released from fat tissue that plays a role in regulating specific diabetes markers. Importantly, adiponectin helps regulate blood glucose levels by inhibiting the release of glucose into the blood and by increasing how much is stored.
Adiponectin levels are thought to be more relevant in Type 2 diabetes (as opposed to Type 1 diabetes). In Type 2 diabetes, cells in the body are resistant to the effects of blood insulin. Adiponectin, when present in the blood, is thought to increase the body's insulin sensitivity and increase the metabolism of fatty acids. This explains why people with Type II diabetes and other related conditions typically have adiponectin levels and, as a result, lower insulin sensitivity.
Adiponectin as measured by the blood adiponectin test level has become an interesting target for drug therapy and ongoing research since its discovery in the 1990s. Along with insulin, adiponectin may have a useful place for future therapies to help stabilize glucose levels in certain people.
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