To find out if you have prediabetes or diabetes, you can take the Fasting Plasma Glucose Test or or an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.
While you can choose either test, the American Diabetes Association recommends the Fasting Plasma Glucose Test, or FPG, for three reasons: It’s easier, faster and less expensive.
With the FPG test, a fasting blood glucose level between 100 and 125 mg/dl signals prediabetes. If you have a fasting blood glucose level of 126 mg/dl or higher, it’s a diagnosis of the disease.
Just been diagnosed?
When you or someone you love is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be devastating. You probably have a million questions running through your mind – and not nearly enough answers.
We’re here to help. You can rely on us to ease your fears while teaching you and your family how to live with the condition.
You’ll also be connected with other people affected by diabetes who can listen to you and share their own experiences.