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What is a random blood sugar test?

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A random blood sugar test checks your blood glucose at a random time of day. A level of 200 mg/dL or higher is a sign that you have diabetes.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Type 1 Diabetes," "Type 1 Diabetes Through the Life Span: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association," "Living With Type 1 Diabetes."

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: "Type 1 Diabetes Facts."

Mayo Clinic: "Type 1 Diabetes."

University of California San Francisco; "Who's At Risk?"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Causes of Diabetes," "What is Type 1 Diabetes?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

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SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Type 1 Diabetes," "Type 1 Diabetes Through the Life Span: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association," "Living With Type 1 Diabetes."

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: "Type 1 Diabetes Facts."

Mayo Clinic: "Type 1 Diabetes."

University of California San Francisco; "Who's At Risk?"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Causes of Diabetes," "What is Type 1 Diabetes?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

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