Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

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  • What Causes Prediabetes?
  • What Are the Risk Factors?
  • How Can I Be Tested for It?
  • Prepping for Your Test
  • Does Prediabetes Automatically Turn Into Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Do You Know the Dangers?
  • What Is Prediabetes?
  • African-Americans and Prediabetes/Diabetes
  • What Are the Symptoms and Signs?

How Can I Be Tested for It?

The only way to know for sure if you are prediabetic is getting tested by your doctor. Doctors can use one of three tests: Fasting plasma glucose test (FPG), oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or an A1C test. Talk to your primary health care physician about getting tested, especially if you have many of the risk factors. 

 

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