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Testing should be carried out in a health care setting (such as your doctor’s office or a lab).
The OGTT is a two-hour test that checks your blood glucose levels before and 2 hours after you drink a special sweet drink. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "prediabetes" — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Doctors sometimes refer to prediabetes as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), depending on what test was used when it was detected. Some people with prediabetes may have some of the symptoms of diabetes or even problems from diabetes already. Patient Education Materials — All About PrediabetesThis two-page introduction to prediabetes is in PDF format so you can download it, print it, and hand it out to patients. Enroll in our FREE Living With Type 2 Diabetes program today for trusted info, recipes & more! Pre-Diabetes, also known as Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (ITG), occurs when a person has elevated blood sugar levels that are just below the levels of a Diabetic. This test uses a drop of blood and a meter that measures the level of glucose in your blood at the time you do the test. You and your health care team need to use both the A1C and SMBG tests to get a complete picture of your blood glucose control. Here is a chart from the American Diabetes Association to show you how your blood glucose testing results are likely to match up with your A1C results. Pre-Diabetes is a condition that occurs most commonly in people who have a genetic or lifestyle predisposition to developing Diabetes.
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Pre-Diabetics often have similar digestive complications (see below) to Type 2 Diabetics but their blood sugar levels are lower than those of a full-blown Diabetic. Pre-Diabetics can often avoid getting Diabetes if they loose about 5 to 7 percent of their body fat.


Pre-Diabetics do have a greater risk of developing heart disease and other effects of Diabetes.
We intend to do this within local communities, with partnerships and just through word of mouth. There are two different tests your doctor can use to measure your blood glucose to determine if you have pre-diabetes or diabetes: the fasting plasma glucose test (FPG) or the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The FPG test is a blood test that determines the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood after an overnight fast (not eating for at least 8 hours).
With the OGTT test, a person's blood glucose level is measured after fasting and then 2 hours after drinking a glucose-rich beverage. See the chart below for the ranges of blood sugar levels and how they are used to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes. Google’s life sciences team is testing a smart contact lens to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor. They aim to explore how to improve diabetes care by developing new tools that bring together many of the previously siloed pieces of diabetes management and allow new kinds of interventions, including health indicators such as blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels, patient-reported information, medication regimens and sensor devices.
Plans call for Sanofi and Google’s life sciences team to work on better ways to collect, analyze and understand multiple sources of information impacting diabetes.
Sanofi executive vice president Pascale Witz, who will lead the global diabetes and cardiovascular care business unit in the company’s new organizational structure, noted that Sanofi has built expertise in providing solutions that combine medicines, devices, technologies and services.
Also taking part in the collaboration is the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. If your doctor determines that your blood glucose level is very high, or if you have classic symptoms of high blood glucose in addition to one positive test, your doctor may not require a second test to diagnose diabetes. The advantages of being diagnosed this way are that you don't have to fast or drink anything.
Fasting means after not having anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least 8 hours before the test.
This condition puts you at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. For some people with prediabetes, early treatment can actually return blood glucose levels to the normal range.


As the chart shows, the higher your self-testing numbers are over a 3-month period, the higher your A1C result is going to be.
Therefore, they may be insulin resistant, obese and have other symptoms, but they have not quite developed full-blown Type 2 Diabetes. Studies indicate that if a Pre-Diabetic does not lose weight, he or she will get full-blown Diabetes within 10 years of the Pre-Diabetes onset.
Therefore, many Diabetes care professionals recommend that Pre-Diabetics take medication, and treat Pre-Diabetes in the same manner that a Diabetic would treat Diabetes. We intend for these key elements of sustainable lifestyle change to become pervasive within communities, and within the lives of all of us affected by the disease. In general, it is recommended that any blood test that is outside the normal range be repeated on a different day to confirm the diagnosis. The companies said the goal is to make it easier for diabetes patients to successfully manage their condition, in turn reducing the risk of complications, improving health outcomes and lowering costs. Your gift today will help us get closer to curing diabetes and better treatments for those living with diabetes. The good news is that Pre-Diabetes is NOT Type 2 Diabetes and can generally be treated without medication. Therefore, if you or someone you care about has Pre-Diabetes, it is important to educate yourself about methods of losing weight and becoming healthier so that you can avoid getting Type 2 Diabetes. Click each of the following to learn more about Carbohydrates, How Digestion Works and Diabetes interactively. The American Diabetes Association recommends the FPG because it is easier, faster, and less expensive to perform.
This test used to be called hemoglobin A-1-C (pronounced HE-mo-glow-bin A-one-C) or H-b-A-1-C.



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