Type 2 Diabetes – Are You Prediabetic: How to Delay Type 2 Diabetes!

Type 2 Diabetes – Are You Prediabetic: How to Delay Type 2 Diabetes! – Before you are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you may be considered as a prediabetic. Prediabetes means that you have higher than normal blood sugar although not yet high enough to be considered as Type 2 diabetes. Being prediabetic simply means you have been given a “wake-up” call: you still can avoid diabetes and other diseases such as heart disease and stroke.
How do you know your are prediabetic?
When you see your doctor he normally orders blood tests such as:
fasting plasma glucose
fasting oral glucose tolerance
HbA1c
1. Fasting Plasma Glucose: Blood is drawn and tested after you’ve gone without food or drink for at least 8 hours. This test is usually the preferred test for diagnosing whether you have prediabetes or Type 2.
2. Fasting Oral Glucose Tolerance Test or Glucose Challenge: This test may be done right after a fasting test, or it may be done separately. You are given a glucose mixture to drink then wait for 1 or 2 hours when blood is drawn and your sugar level measured.
3. Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c): This is one of the best tests to measure how your blood sugar is doing because a single blood test measures your blood sugar average over the previous 3 months.
Results of these tests indicates: