A 34-year-old member asked:
can non-fasting blood sugar tests done during the day determine if you have diabetes?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Sneid answered
41 years experience Endocrinology
More accurate: There are other criteria for diagnosis of diabetes that do not require fasting: random glucose, post meal glucose, hba1c that looks at prior 3 mos of glucose. The fasting glucose is the oldest and most established diagnostic tool. A glucose of >200 at any time of day is generally diagnostic of diabetes.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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