Diagnosing Prediabetes, Pre-Diabetes FAQs

Who should be tested for pre-diabetes?

There are many health disorders than can be associated with pre-diabetes. If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease, or a family history of type 2 diabetes, you should consider being tested for pre-diabetes. If you experience unexplained rapid weight gain, you should ask your doctor about insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. Use our list as a guideline to determine if you should be tested for pre-diabetes!… Read More Who should be tested for pre-diabetes?

Blood Glucose Monitoring, Diagnosing Prediabetes, Medical Encyclopedia

Definition: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is a term to describe when a person has elevated blood sugar (blood glucose) in response to eating. IGT is diagnosed when blood sugar levels are not normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. IGT is one reason why a person may be diagnosed with pre-diabetes.… Read More Definition: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

Diagnosing Prediabetes, Medical Encyclopedia

Definition: Fasting Blood Glucose Test Ranges

A morning fasting blood glucose test measures blood glucose (also called blood sugar) after you have been fasting over night for at least 8 hours. A blood sample is drawn in the doctor’s office or lab in the morning before you eat. This test is done to check to see if you have impaired fasting glucose (IFG). Also in this article, a chart showing normal, diabetic, and impaired fasting glucose levels.… Read More Definition: Fasting Blood Glucose Test Ranges