You should follow up with your doctor and get a copy of your labs, but typically borderline diabetes is another term for prediabetes, which is a condition that puts someone at risk for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test. Here are the most common ones:
1. A fasting blood glucose or sugar test measures the sugar in your blood when you have not had anything to eat or drink in the last 8 hours.
|Condition||Fasting Results (mg/dl)|
|Diabetes||126 or above|
2. A non-fasting test can be done when you have had food or drink recently.
|Condition||Non-Fasting Results (mg/dl)|
|Diabetes||200 or above|
3. A blood test to measure your average blood sugar over the past three months called the hemoglobin A1c test can also be used to diagnose diabetes.
|Normal||5.6% or lower|
|Pre-diabetes||5.7% – 6.4%|
|Diabetes||6.5% or higher|
If it has been several years since you last had your blood sugar checked, you should visit your doctor and have it checked again. This measurement should be checked annually at your physical.
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