Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is the number one cause of blindness and foot amputations in the United States. Type 2 DM is associated with abdominal obesity and insulin resistance. Type 2 DM is often diagnosed in adulthood, but is increasingly being seen in adolescents and young adults. Diabetes causes progressive damage to the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. A Hemoglobin A1C level is routinely used to screen for Diabetes as it gives the average blood glucose concentration over the previous three months.
No Fasting required.
In 24 hours following blood collection.