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FEBRUARY 10, 2009 [Fasting blood glucose test] New Test For Diagnosis of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
The test that has been used by most doctors is the fasting blood glucose test. The problem with the fasting blood glucose is that you have to be fasting, but it can still give you a false reading. Now the A1c test which is a 90 day average of your blood sugars will be used, which means fasting will not be required. Right now most doctors use the fasting blood sugar result to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes.
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MAY 24, 2013 [Fasting blood glucose test] FDA allows A1c test for diagnosing diabetes
This is a Cut and Paste post from the FDA: For Immediate Release: May 23, 2013 FDA allows marketing of first A1c test labeled for diagnosing diabetes Today the U.S. This is the first HbA1c test that FDA has allowed to be marketed for this use. The HbA1c tests, or A1c tests, currently on the market are FDA-cleared for monitoring a patient’s blood glucose (sugar) control, but not for diagnosing diabetes.