Testing for Diabetes

How is diabetes diagnosed?

The fasting blood glucose (sugar) test is the preferred way to diagnose diabetes.. After the person has fasted overnight (at least 8 hours), a single sample of blood is drawn and analysed.

type-2-diabetes

For the test to give reliable results, you must be

  • In good health
  • Normally active
  • Not be taking medicines that could affect the blood glucose

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