Benefits of Regular Diabetes Testing

There are several benefits to regular diabetes testing, even if you don't have diabetes. Diabetes testing can help you to:

Detect diabetes early.  Early detection is key to preventing serious complications from the disease.

Monitor your blood sugar levels.  Regular testing will help you to keep your blood sugar levels under control.

Detect other health problems.  Diabetes testing can sometimes reveal other health problems, such as kidney disease or high cholesterol.

Before you get a blood test for diabetes, your doctor will likely:  1.Take your medical history  2.Do a physical exam  3.Check your blood sugar levels

Your doctor may also ask you to fast for 8 hours before the test.

This means no eating or drinking during that time, except water.