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To be diagnosed with
diabetes, you must meet one of the following
Your doctor may repeat the test to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes.
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.footnote 1
American Diabetes Association (2014). Diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care, 37(Suppl 1): S81-S90.
DOI: 10.2337/dc14-S081. Accessed April 27, 2017.
American Diabetes Association (2017). Standards of medical care in diabetes-2017. Diabetes Care, 40(Suppl 1): S1-S135. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/40/Supplement_1. Accessed December 15, 2016.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMatthew I. Kim, MD - EndocrinologyDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofJune 1, 2017
Current as of:
June 1, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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