In January 2011, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released alarming statistics that the number of American adults with pre-diabetes had jumped from 57 million in 2008 to 79 million in 2010. During the same period, the number with full-on diabetes grew from 23.6 million to 26 million, the vast majority of which are Type 2 cases.

One the the reasons numbers jumped so significantly is the use of better screening methods for diabetes. One test used was the Hemoglobin A1C, a test that measures a person’s average blood sugar level over a period of about three months. This test is able to detect blood sugar issues that may not always be picked up with a regular blood glucose meter.

Concerned you might have pre-diabetes?