Your doctor will go over your diabetes test results with you and help you understand what the results mean. Depending on the amount of glucose in your blood, your blood test results may be "normal." If your diabetes tests are normal, you do not have diabetes. However, if you've been having diabetes-like symptoms, something else may be going on. Your doctor may want to investigate further to see if you have other health problems.
After your blood glucose test has been confirmed with a second test on a different day and analyzed by the laboratory, your doctor will read the test results and take into consideration your physical exam, your symptoms and your medical history to give you one of the following diagnoses:
- impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance (also called "prediabetes")
- type 1 diabetes
- type 2 diabetes
- gestational diabetes, if your blood glucose levels are high and you are pregnant