Diagnosing Diabetes

Dr. Pascual De Santis, Endocrinologist with Baptist Health South Florida, mentions the guidelines of American Diabetes Association to diagnose diabetes.

“It's basically a fasting sugar or glucose, blood glucose, of 126 and above, hemoglobin a1c of 6.5 and above (the percentage of the hemoglobin that has a sugar attached to it and is representative of the average of blood sugars in the last three months), a two-hour glucose tolerance test is performed after a glucose challenge platoon of two hundred and above or a random blood glucose with symptoms of 200 or above so those are the main diagnostic criteria,” he says.

The specialist affirms the treatment will depend on the severity of diabetes.

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