If you have a history of diabetes in your family, and you are overweight or over 40 years old, it is likely that your doctor could begin diabetes testing. Don’t worry. Diabetes testing is fairly simple, and diabetes is important to catch early. If diagnosed, your doctor will perform more diabetes testing to manage the development of the disease. Types of diabetes testing include:

  • Fasting tests
  • Glucose tests
  • A1C tests
  • Random blood tests
  • Ketone Tests


Diabetes Glucose Testing


Obviously, the first part of diabetes testing is going to be the diagnosis. When testing for diabetes, doctors will use the following tests:

Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test: this test measures the blood glucose levels in a person who has not eaten anything for 8 hours. It is the preferred method for testing diabetes in a person because of its convenience and low cost. However, it does cause …