What do the results mean?
Depending on the type of test or tests you had, your results may show one of the following:
- Normal glucose levels. This means you probably are not at risk for or do not have diabetes.
- Prediabetes. This means you have higher than normal glucose levels and may be at risk for getting diabetes.
- Type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
If you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, talk to your provider about how to best manage the condition. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes, but it may be controlled with regular glucose monitoring and taking insulin.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, your condition may be managed or even reversed by taking diabetes medicines and making lifestyle changes. These include eating a healthy diet, losing weight, and increasing exercise.
If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you may be able to lower your glucose levels by eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise. But be sure to talk to your provider about treatment options. Most of the time, gestational diabetes goes away after giving birth.
If you have other questions about your diabetes diagnosis or treatment, talk to your health care provider.
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