How Long To Fast Before Blood Glucose Fast Test?

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Healthy adults age 45 and older should get tested for diabetes every 3 years. Patients who have certain risk factors should ask their doctors about testing at an earlier age and more frequently. These risk factors include:

  • A weight that is 20% more than ideal body weight
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • High blood pressure (greater than 140/90) or unhealthy cholesterol levels -- especially for patients with low HDL ("good") cholesterol and high triglyceride levels
  • History of heart disease, stroke, or...
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