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The American Diabetes Association says people age 45 or older who are overweight should be screened for prediabetes. If you are a healthy weight but in this age group, ask your doctor if you should get tested.
Others who may need a blood test for prediabetes include those younger than 45 with:
- High blood pressure.
- Low HDL ("good") cholesterol levels and high levels of triglycerides, or blood fats.
- A family history of diabetes or a personal history of gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy).
- A baby that weighed more than 9 pounds at birth.
- Black, Hispanic or American Indian ancestry because these groups are at higher-than-average risk of diabetes. Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans are also at higher risk.
-- Diana Kohnle
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