16th October 2019


How type 2 diabetes is diagnosed?

To diagnose type 2 diabetes, you'll be given a:
  1. Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months.
  2. Random blood sugar test. A blood sample will be taken at a random time.
  3. Fasting blood sugar test.
  4. Oral glucose tolerance test.

Also know, how do they test you for diabetes?

Your health care professional can diagnose diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes through blood tests. The blood tests show if your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Testing equipment that you can buy over the counter, such as a blood glucose meter, cannot diagnose diabetes.

What are the early signs of diabetes?

Common warnings signs of diabetes include:
  • Increased thirst.
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Dry mouth.
  • Frequent urination or urine infections.
  • Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Blurred vision.
  • Headaches.

What blood tests are done to diagnose diabetes?

Normal fasting blood glucose -- or blood sugar -- is between 70 and 100 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL for people who do not have diabetes. The standard diagnosis of diabetes is made when two separate blood tests show that your fasting blood glucose level is greater than or equal to 126 mg/dL.
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