Fasting Blood Sugar test

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You should get tested anytime if you experience any of the early symptoms of diabetes.

Symptoms are:

Feeling very thirsty
Dry mouth
Extreme tiredness
Blurred vision
Frequent need to urinate
Loss of muscle mass.

Blood Glucose
High levels of glucose most frequently indicate diabetes, but many other diseases and conditions can also cause elevated blood glucose.
In a person with signs and symptoms of diabetes or hyperglycemia, a non-fasting glucose level (random blood sample) that is equal to or greater than 200 mg/ dL indicates diabetes.
The following information summarizes the meaning of other test results.
Fasting Blood Glucose
From 70 to 99 mg/denormal fasting glucose
From 100 to 125 mg/dL Prediabetes
126 mg/dl and above on more than one testing occasion Diabetes
2-Hour Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
Levels applicable except during pregnancy. A sample was drawn 2 hours after a 75-gram glucose drink.
Less than 140 mg/dL Normal glucose tolerance
From 140 to 199 mg/dL Prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance)
Equal to or greater than 200 mg/dL  on more than one testing occasion Diabetes
Less than 140* mg/dL Normal screen
140* mg/dl and over Abnormal, needs OGTT (see Step two below)
*Some experts recommend a cutoff of 130 mg/dL because that identifies 90% of women with gestational diabetes, compared to 80% identified using the threshold of 140 mg/ dL. ACOG recommends a lower threshold of 135 mg/dL in high-risk ethnic groups with higher prevalence of gestational diabetes.
Some other diseases and conditions that can result in an elevated blood glucose level include:
Acute stress (response to trauma, heart attack, and stroke for instance)
Chronic kidney disease
Cushing syndrome
Excessive consumption of food
Pancreatic cancer
A low level of glucose may indicate hypoglycemia, a condition characterized by a drop in blood glucose to a level where first it causes nervous system symptoms (sweating, palpitations, hunger, trembling, and anxiety), then begins to affect the brain (causing confusion, hallucinations, blurred vision, and sometimes even coma and death). A diagnosis of hypoglycemia uses three criteria known as the Whipple triad.
A low blood glucose level (hypoglycemia) may be seen with:
Adrenal insufficiency
Drinking excessive alcohol
Severe liver disease
Severe infections
Severe heart failure
Chronic kidney (renal) failure
Insulin overdose
Tumors that produce insulin (insulinomas)
The deliberate use of glucose-lowering products
Urine Glucose
Low to undetectable urine glucose results are considered normal. Any condition that raises blood glucose such as diabetes or the other conditions listed above also has the potential to elevate the concentration of glucose in the urine.
Increased urine glucose may be seen with medications, such as estrogens and chloral hydrate, and with some forms of kidney disease. Some people naturally leak glucose in their urine when blood levels are normal. Some medications used to treat diabetes work by increasing the elimination of glucose in the urine.

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A1C test
Blood testing allows a doctor to determine the levels of blood sugar in the body. The A1C test is one of the most common because its results estimate blood sugar levels over time, and you don't have to fast. The test is also known as the glycated hemoglobin test. It measures how much glucose has attached itself to red blood cells in your body over the last two to three months.

Since red blood cells have a lifespan of about three months, the A1C test measures your average blood sugar for about three months. The test requires gathering only a small amount of blood.

A person has the following symptoms should get this done:  

Feeling very thirsty
Dry mouth
Extreme tiredness
Blurred vision
Frequent need to urinate
Loss of muscle mass.

Chronic kidney disease, Cushing syndrome, Hyperthyroidism, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatitis, Diabetes.