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What are the tests for diabetes?
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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
In brief: Blood Glucose
The initial test for diabetes is a fasting (8-12 hours) blood glucose test - usually done by a finger prick check but can also be done by a blood draw.
Typically fasting blood sugar values below 100 are considered non-diabetic, 100-126 pre-diabetes, and greater than 126 as defined by diabetes. A hgba1c blood test can then be done to monitor progress of treatment as this is a roughly 3 month avg.

In brief: Blood Glucose
The initial test for diabetes is a fasting (8-12 hours) blood glucose test - usually done by a finger prick check but can also be done by a blood draw.
Typically fasting blood sugar values below 100 are considered non-diabetic, 100-126 pre-diabetes, and greater than 126 as defined by diabetes. A hgba1c blood test can then be done to monitor progress of treatment as this is a roughly 3 month avg.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine
In brief: Fasting
To diagnose diabetes we start with checking fasting glucose level ( after fasting for 12 hours) if the fasting glucose is elevated then will order hemoglobin A1c to monitor treatment

In brief: Fasting
To diagnose diabetes we start with checking fasting glucose level ( after fasting for 12 hours) if the fasting glucose is elevated then will order hemoglobin A1c to monitor treatment
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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