Should I be Tested for Diabetes and Prediabetes?

Anyone 45 years of age or older should consider getting tested for diabetes and prediabetes. If you are 45 or older and overweight—see the body mass index (BMI) chart—getting tested is strongly recommended. If you are younger than 45, overweight, and have one or more other risk factors, you should consider getting tested. Ask your doctor for an A1C test, a fasting blood glucose test, or an oral glucose tolerance test.

Your doctor will tell you if you have normal blood glucose, diabetes, or prediabetes. If you are told you have prediabetes, take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes. And ask your doctor if you should be tested again in 1 year.

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