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If your fasting test was 166 are you immediatly diagnosed or do you have to do another fasting test?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 2 strike count
Down in the ball count but still swinging.
You need: fasting sugar of 126 or more or A1c of 6.5 or more or 2 hour fasting glucose test of 200 or more. No high sugar symptoms? You need 2 abnormal tests. If you have 1 abnormal test and 1 normal different test, then you repeat the abnormal test on different day. High fasting sugar &, normal a1c, repeat high fasting sugar is 3rd strike.

In brief: 2 strike count
Down in the ball count but still swinging.
You need: fasting sugar of 126 or more or A1c of 6.5 or more or 2 hour fasting glucose test of 200 or more. No high sugar symptoms? You need 2 abnormal tests. If you have 1 abnormal test and 1 normal different test, then you repeat the abnormal test on different day. High fasting sugar &, normal a1c, repeat high fasting sugar is 3rd strike.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Likely so
However, you will need to compile a 2 week data with added bedtime glucose reading before discussing it with your physician.
Make sure you have the right code on the glucometer screen (if required) and to wash hands with warm water and soap before each check.

In brief: Likely so
However, you will need to compile a 2 week data with added bedtime glucose reading before discussing it with your physician.
Make sure you have the right code on the glucometer screen (if required) and to wash hands with warm water and soap before each check.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Need another
By criteria, you need another positive test to give you the diagnosis of diabetes.
You could do another fasting test or better yet a hemoglobin A1c test (a blood draw). This test gives you your sugar average for the last 2-3 months and can tell you the severity of the diabetes.

In brief: Need another
By criteria, you need another positive test to give you the diagnosis of diabetes.
You could do another fasting test or better yet a hemoglobin A1c test (a blood draw). This test gives you your sugar average for the last 2-3 months and can tell you the severity of the diabetes.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
In brief: Yes
It is best not to relie on only one test to make a diagnosis of a chronic condition.
The test should be repeated. There is always the outside possibility that it was an error.

In brief: Yes
It is best not to relie on only one test to make a diagnosis of a chronic condition.
The test should be repeated. There is always the outside possibility that it was an error.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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