At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To monitor a person's diabetes and to aid in treatment decisions; to diagnose diabetes; to help identify those at an increased risk of developing diabetes
When to Get Tested?
When first diagnosed with diabetes and then 2 to 4 times per year; as part of a health checkup or when you have symptoms of diabetes
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or from a fingerstick
Test Preparation Needed?