Do You Have To Fast For A Hemoglobin A1c Test?

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Hemoglobin A1c and Diagnosis of Diabetes in Adolescents

The diagnosis of diabetes has major ramifications for the family and child/adolescent and therefore must not be made without certainty. There are four ways to diagnose diabetes (all types including: type 1, type 2, type 1.5, gestational, permanent neonatal diabetes, MODY, steroid or medication induced diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes, etc.). They are as follows:

  1. Fasting blood sugar on two occasions greater than 126 mg/dl.
  2. Random blood sugar greater than 200 mg/dl along with...
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