Non-fasting Blood Test Helps Screen Youth for Diabetes and Prediabetes

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, US, developed a new non-fasting blood test that can help identify youth at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.Non-fasting Blood Test Helps Screen Youth for Diabetes and Prediabetes

The results of the conducted study suggest that this simple blood test, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), should be used more often to screen young people for diabetes and health risks connected with this condition. The HbA1c test is accurate and easy to administer in young patients.

Study authors write in their paper: “Our study demonstrates that HbA1c is a useful non-fasting test for identifying high-risk youth who could benefit from lifestyle interventions to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life.”

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