Q1. What is the normal HbA1c level?
"A hemoglobin A1c percentage between 4% to 5.6% is normal for people without diabetes, levels between 5.7% and 6.4% mean you have a higher chance of getting diabetes. Levels of 6.5% or higher mean you have diabetes."
Q2. Can you test for diabetes at home?
It is advisable to get a lab test done to diagnose diabetes and get the most accurate readings. You can use a glucometer at home to keep track of your sugar levels regularly.
Q3. What tests are done to check for diabetes?
"There are different types of tests available to check for diabetes. Blood tests like HbA1c, random blood sugar and fasting blood sugar test, oral tests like oral glucose tolerance test and rarely urine tests."
Q4. What is type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Type I Diabetes is a condition where there is a destruction of the beta cells of the pancreas which causes deficiency of insulin leading to high blood sugar whereas in type 2 diabetes there is insulin resistance due to hereditary or faulty lifestyle due to which insulin is incopetent causing high blood sugar.
Q5. How long does it take to test for diabetes?
You can receive the results for your diabetes test within 24 hours.