I have been tested and diagnosed with pre-diabetes, but then they say my BG is just at-risk for diabetes. Long story short, I have the test results to prove it but just get dismissed and I don't know what to do. Help!
The diagnosis for diabetes can be made in the following ways: by having 1) a fasting blood glucose over 126 mg/dL‘ or 2) an oral glucose tolerance test result of 200 or above; or, 3) an A1C of 6.5% or above; or 4) a random blood glucose of over 200 with symptoms of diabetes. If one of the first three tests mentioned above is used, a second test with similar elevated results is needed to confirm the diagnosis. For example, if a person has a fasting blood glucose of 132 and an A1C of 6.7 %, then they have diabetes. If a person has only had one of these tests, then the diagnosis cannot be confirmed. The diagnosis of pre-diabetes is made by having a fasting blood glucose between 100 and 125 mg/dL, or an A1C of between 5.7 % and 6.4 %, or a 2- hour oral glucose tolerance test result of140-199 mg/dL. The test used to determine if pre-diabetes exists does not need to be confirmed by a second test.
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