Who should be tested for prediabetes and diabetes?

Who should be tested for prediabetes and diabetes?

You should be tested for diabetes if you are one of the followings

  • Overweight and over age 45
  • Overweight, under age 45 and have one of more additional risk factors such as:
    • High blood pressure.
    • High cholesterol.
    • A family history of diabetes.
    • African-American, Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic-American, Native American or Pacific Islander descent.
    • A history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or delivering a baby over 9 lbs ) 4.09 Kg).

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