Who Should Be Tested For Diabetes And How Is It Diagnosed?

Studies suggest that people who don’t exhibit the symptoms of diabetes are still needed to be screened for diabetes above the age of 45 and every three years thereafter. Most of us may assume Diabetes to be genetically inherited, however you could be as risk for alot of reasons owing to our lifestyles.

Adults with a body mass index  greater or equal to 25 kg /m^2  who have any of the following risk factors should get themselves tested frequently:

  • Parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Physical inactivity
  • Women who had gestational diabetes or who gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol level ≤35 mg/dL
  • Triglyceride level ≥250 mg/dL
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose (also known a pre-diabetes) on previous blood-glucose  testing
  • History of heart disease

Children and adolescents having obesity along with two of the following factors could also be at risk for type 2 diabetes:

  • Family history of type 2 diabetes in a first- or second-degree relative
  • Hypertension, elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or small-for-gestational-age birth weight
  • Mother with a history of diabetes or gestational diabetes

Testing in children with genetic history could begin as early as the age of 10 years or when the child enters puberty and should be repeated every 3 years. You can book online diagnostic tests at your convenience.

Read on to see the most common diabetes tests that you should know of and take if you could be at risk.

  1. A1C Haemoglobin

The most common test associated with the diagnosis of diabetes is the A1C Haemoglobin tests. It is used to determine the sugar levels in the blood over time. It should not be confused with the daily at home blood sugar monitoring that diabetics are in a practice of doing.

2 . Fasting Blood Sugar Test

Fasting blood sugar tests involves having your blood drawn after you’ve fasted overnight, which usually means not eating for 8 to 12 hours

3. Oral Glucose Test

The oral glucose test (OGTT) takes place over the course of two hours. Your blood sugar is tested initially, and then you’re given a sugary drink. After two hours, your blood sugar levels are tested again.

Wrap Up 

Regular diagnostic tests such as cholesterol tests and fasting blood sugar tests give you a clear picture about your blood sugar levels. Thus, they are very crucial because precautionary measures can be taken based on these tests .

Meddo provides you with a range of online diagnostic tests at affordable prices required for every diabetic patient in Gurgaon and Delhi.

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