Risk factors for prediabetes - who should be tested.

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!

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Blood Draws for Prediabetes Check

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.

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