American Diabetic Association has given following criteria for testing for diabetes
|All individuals above 45 years of age. If results of the test are normal then repeat the test every third year.|
|Overweight individuals having additional risk factors like physical inactivity, first degree relatives with diabetes etc.|
|Checking of Fasting Plasma Glucose is an appropriate test for the detection of diabetes and prediabetes. For details check 'DIAGNOSIS'.|
Discuss with your doctor about the risk factors of diabetes and get screened yourself for healthy productive life if recommended by your doctor.