Diabetes: Lab offers free glucose test to tell you if you're at risk
By Catherine Holland
PHOENIX -- Nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. What's worse is more than one-third of them do not even know it; they have not been diagnosed.
Before the onset of full-blown diabetes, patients almost always develop what doctors call "prediabetes." With prediabetes, a person's blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.
How do you know if you have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? A simple blood test will tell you, allowing you make to make some important decisions about your health.