Alan C. Dalkin MD


Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Aldosterone in Blood

An aldosterone test measures the level of aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands ), in the blood. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood. The kidney hormone renin normally stimulates the…

C-Peptide

Discusses C-peptide test, used to tell the difference between type 1 or type 2 diabetes, find the cause of hypoglycemia, or check whether a pancreas tumor (insulinoma) was completely removed. Discusses how the test is done and how to prepare for it.

Conn’s Syndrome

Conn’s syndrome, or primary hyperaldosteronism, is a disorder caused by excess production of aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands that helps control the amounts of sodium and potassium in the blood. Symptoms of Conn’s syndrome include high blood pressure, headache, tiredness, excessive urination (often…