Fasting Blood Sugar Test

Also called as Fasting Plasma Glucose or FPG Test, this test is used to calculate the blood glucose levels after fasting (empty stomach) or liquid (except water) for at least eight hours. This test is used for diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes. Fasting Blood Sugar Test is considered to be more reliable as the results are not affected by other factors like age or any physical activities undertaken. It is also the most preferred test as it is easy, reliable, fast and inexpensive.
After fasting overnight, the next day your blood sample is taken and sent for analysis. The test is preferred to be done in the morning, instead of any other time of the day as it is appears to be more accurate in diagnosing diabetes. So, schedule your test is the first thing in the morning.

A level of 70 to 125mg/dl means you have impaired fasting glucose, a type of predicates. This increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A blood glucose level of 126mg/dl and higher usually means you have diabetes.