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Is there a glucose test that doesn't require fasting?

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The casual plasma glucose test is another method of diagnosing diabetes. During the test, blood sugar is tested without regard to the time since you last ate. You don't have to fast before this test.

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Centers for Disease Control: National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014. American Diabetes Association: "All About Diabetes." Woerle, H. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004. Forouhi, G. Diabetologia, 2006. Phillips, LS. Diabetes Care, 2006. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 13, 2021

SOURCES:
Centers for Disease Control: National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014. American Diabetes Association: "All About Diabetes." Woerle, H. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004. Forouhi, G. Diabetologia, 2006. Phillips, LS. Diabetes Care, 2006. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 13, 2021

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