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Do I need to be tested for prediabetes?

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It's a good idea to get tested, because you probably won't know you have prediabetes without testing. Millions of people have prediabetes and don't know it. And the sooner you find out, the sooner you can start to get your health back on track, so you don't get type 2 diabetes.

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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