See your doctor for a diabetes screening test every three years.
What is it?
Two blood tests are commonly used to screen for diabetes: A fasting blood sugar test measures the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood after fasting for at least eight hours. An A1C test measures your average glucose level over the last two to three months, by measuring what percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen – is coated with sugar.
Diabetes screening can detect high glucose levels, which can cause damage to your heart and circulatory system.