An adolescent had a serum glucose test at a health fair. The parent calls the clinic and says, “The level was 125 mg/dL. Does that mean my child has diabetes?”

An adolescent had a serum glucose test at a health fair. The parent calls the clinic and says, “The level was 125 mg/dL. Does that mean my child has diabetes?” What is the provider’s most accurate response?
A) “Unless your child were fasting for longer than 8 hours, this does not necessarily indicate diabetes.”
B) “At this level, there is a possibility of diabetes. We’ll schedule your child for an oral glucose tolerance test this week.”
C) “This level is conclusive evidence that your child has diabetes.”
D) “This level is conclusive evidence that your child do not have diabetes.”

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