Diabetes Screening (Internal Medicine)

Body Area: Arms / Hands
Body Parts: Forearm
Symptoms: Numbness or Tingling
You may wish to be screened for diabetes if you have symptoms such as high cholesterol levels and obesity, or have a close relative with diabetes. The Fasting Plasma Glucose test is a blood test taken after 8 hours of fasting and can be used as a preliminary screening. Your doctor may ask you to take this test more than once and at different times to verify your average blood glucose levels. A Glucose Tolerance Test can also be used as a follow-up test to screen for diabetes.