Live smart with diabetes
Diabetes is a life-long disease where the body can no longer regulate blood sugar levels, causing levels that are too high. Left untreated, high blood sugar causes health problems over time. Although there are some common risk factors, anyone can develop it.
Diabetes and prediabetes are typically diagnosed by a blood test. Doctors generally perform one of three different blood tests – the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test, the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or the Hemoglobin A1C (or average blood sugar) test. A repeat test is generally done to confirm the diagnosis.