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The Diabetes Screening Panel checks blood markers that, when abnormal, are highly suggestive of the presence of diabetes. While the glucose test will identify abnormal blood glucose levels at a specific point in time, the hemoglobin A1c test will check the average blood glucose levels over the past several months.
Many people start to worry that they might have diabetes when they have symptoms such as frequent thirst or urination (especially at night) or if a close relative gets diagnosed with it. While getting equipment to check one's blood glucose at home is a good starting point, there are instances when a single reading won't paint a more complete picture as to whether one might be at risk. In those situations, getting a blood glucose test and a hemoglobin A1c test through s panel like the Diabetes Screening Panel will give one a better indication as to how stable the blood glucose levels have been over a period of time.