To be diagnosed with
diabetes, you must meet one of the following
The diagnosis of diabetes needs to be confirmed by repeating
the same blood sugar test or doing a different test on another day.
If the results of your
fasting blood sugar test are between 100 mg/dL and 125 mg/dL, your OGTT result is between 140 to 199 mg/dL (2 hours after the beginning of the test), or your hemoglobin A1c is 5.7% to 6.4%, you have
prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is above normal but not high enough to be diabetes. Discuss with your doctor how
often you need to be tested.1
American Diabetes Association (2012). Diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care, 35(Suppl 1): S64–S71.
July 1, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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