Which Blood Test are Important for Diabetes ?

Here is an overview of the most common blood tests used in diagnosing and managing diabetes.

HbA1c Test    It measures your average blood sugar level over the past two to three months.

Fasting Blood Sugar Test.    It measures your blood sugar level after you have fasted overnight.

The Post-Meal Blood Sugar Test.    This test is important because it can show how well your body handles glucose (sugar) after you eat a meal.

Urine Glucose Test.    This test measures the amount of glucose in your urine.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)    A normal OGTT result is below 140 mg/dL, while an OGTT result of 140 mg/dL or above indicates diabetes.

Your doctor may also order other blood tests to check for complications of diabetes such as kidney disease or nerve damage.