There have been so many people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Have you wondered if these people received any warning signs and could they have prevented the inevitable? Prediabetes is what a lot of people are getting diagnosed with before they receive a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.
There are 3 tests that your physician could perform to diagnose prediabetes:
- An A1C of 5.7% - 6.4% Fasting blood glucose of 100 -125 mg/dl
- An Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) 2 hour blood glucose of 140 mg/dl -199 mg/dl
- A1C - Measures your average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months. The advantages of being diagnosed this way are that you don't have to fast or drink anything.
Fasting Plasma Glucose checks your fasting blood glucose levels, fasting means after not having anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least 8 hours before the test
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test is a two-hour test that checks your levels before and two hours after you drink a special sweet drink. It tells the doctor how your body processes glucose.
If you or someone you love is diagnosed with prediabetes then you can delay or prevent a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Please stay tuned and I will let you know who is at risk for prediabetes and how to hopefully prevent a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.