Diagnostic Tools for Diabetes
Health care expert can diagnose diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes through blood tests. Glycated haemoglobin (A1C) test in this test doesn’t require fasting, indicates that average blood sugar level for the past 2 or 3 months. By this we can measure the percentage of blood sugar attached to haemoglobin, the following tests are used for the diagnosis of diabetes.
· Fasting plasma glucose test
· An oral glucose tolerance test
· Random plasma glucose test
If you are diagnosed with diabetes the doctor may do other tests to distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes often these 2 conditions require different treatments. A1C levels need to be checked at least 2 and 4 times a year, raised A1C level may signal the need for a change in your medication, meal plan or activity level.