A 24-year-old male asked:
Is glucose sugar level the only way to find out if someone is pre-diabetic?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensingeranswered
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Glucose level is helpful in this diagnosis but is easily affected by what you have eaten and other factors. If you are concerned, have your doctor run a test called Hemoglobin A1c which gives an average level of blood sugar over a 2-3 month period.If less than 6.0, then you don't have to worry. If higher, especially much higher, than diabetes is of concern.
Reviewed Oct 26, 2021
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanjuanswered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
The Hemoglobin A 1 C may also be an indicator in that it measures the glycosylation of hemoglobin as a measure of trend in the blood sugar level over a period of like 3 months.
Answered Oct 24, 2021
Last updated Oct 26, 2021
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