Food Majesty Messages – No. 32

One-third of the cases of diabetes are left undiagnosed. Fasting blood glucose alone may not indicate diabetes. It may show a normal blood glucose level or a higher level in the pre-diabetes range. Testing HbA1c, looking at lipid levels like triglycerides and HDL cholesterol and blood pressure can help in diagnosing or having further tests done such as a glucose tolerance test to determine the diagnosis of diabetes.