The best way to test do you have diabetes is to take a fasting plasma glucose test. This test is the preferred test for diagnosing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The results are most reliable when the test is done in the morning.
The following are other test that can be taken to diagnose diabetes. It also should be noted that, a diagnosis of diabetes can be made after a positive results on any one of the following 3 tests.
- A random plasma glucose test (taken any time of the day). If a plasma glucose value of 200mg/dL or more is tested along with the presence of diabetes symptoms then this suggests diabetes.
- A plasma glucose value of 126mg/dL or more after a person has fasted for 8 hours.
- The last test is known as oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). A blood sample is taken after a person has consuming a drink containing 75gms of glucose dissolved in water. If plasma glucose value of 200mg/dL or more in a blood sample taken is present this suggest diabetes is presence. This test is often taken in a laboratory or the doctor’s office. Plasma glucose measured at timed intervals over a 3-hours period.
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