Many people don’t know where the line between having diabetes and not is. The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Standards of Medical Care suggests that people can use the following numbers to self-diagnosis themselves for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. According to the ADA, everyone over 45 years old should be tested every three years, especially for those whose BMI is above 25. If you have a family history of diabetes, you are suggested to be checked as early as possible and more often.
Fasting glucose level: Lower than 100 mg/dL
Two hours after a meal: Lower than 140 mg/dL
Fasting glucose level: Equal to or higher than 100 mg/dL and lower than 126 mg/dL
Two hours after a meal: Equal to or higher than 140 mg/dL and lower than 200 mg/dL
Type 2 Diabetes
Fasting glucose level: Equal to or higher than 126 mg/dL. A confirmation test is required.
Two hours after a meal: Equal to or higher than 200 mg/dL. A confirmation test is required.
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