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How to tell if you have prediabetes

Cherokee Nation

  • HowtoTell if YouHavePrediabetes
  • Whilediabetesandprediabetes occur inpeopleof all agesandraces, some groupshaveahigher risk fordevelopingthediseasethanothers. Diabetesis morecommoninAfricanAmericans, Latinos,NativeAmericans, andAsian Americans/PacificIslanders,as well as theagedpopulation.This meanstheyare alsoatincreasedriskfordevelopingprediabetes.
  • Therearethreedifferent tests yourdoctorcanusetodeterminewhetheryou haveprediabetes:
  • TheA1C test
  • Thefastingplasmaglucosetest (FPG)
  • ortheoral glucosetolerancetest (OGTT).
  • Thebloodglucoselevels measuredafterthesetestsdeterminewhetheryou haveanormalmetabolism, orwhetheryouhaveprediabetesordiabetes.
  • If yourbloodglucoselevel is abnormalfollowingtheFPG, youhaveimpaired fastingglucose(IFG); ifyourbloodglucoselevel is abnormalfollowingtheOGTT, youhaveimpairedglucosetolerance(IGT).Botharealsoknownas prediabetes.

AmericanDiabetesAssociationWebsite,2011