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how to tell if i have diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Check sugars at home: If fasting for >8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours after eating- 200 and greater is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
HbA1c PeakAfterFood: Hba1c (reflects average blood sugar of last 2-3 months) the best way, optimal ≤5.0%; ≥6.5% considered dm. Even better is NMR particle test Insulin resistance score (can detect ≥15 years prior to hba1c ≥6.5%). At home method, check peak blood glucose, 20-90 min after high carb meal, highest should be ≤140 mg/dl. But this must be done several times, more complex ; less effective; more hit ; miss.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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