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how do you find out if you are diabetic

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, but: It's really the total amount of calories that are important, particularly if you need to lose weight through diet and exercise. It's 3500 calories to ... Read More

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Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
No: Although some symptoms are helpful at making the diagnosis-it would be pretty hard to be sure without lab testing like a fasting and after-meal blood ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
See below: Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting 126 and higher and 2 hours after eating 200 and great ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Your doctor: Can do a finger prick and check your blood sugar in the office.If abnormal may order fasting blood sugar or postprandial test along with other labs as ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
SKY HIGH: Are you inquiring about yourself or another? Diabetes is already a difficult problem with potential for eye, kidney, and nerve complications. Meth ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Healthy living: Whether you're on medication or not, a healthy diet, exercise, and good sleep are essential in helping to control blood sugar also.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Various methods: There are various criteria including fasting glucose: random glucose, post meal glucose, hba1c that looks at prior 3 mos of glucose. The fasting gluco ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Good-bye: You are dead. However, that virtually never happens except with a massive overdose of insulin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
39 years experience General Practice
One hour: Whether you are diabetic or not, food containing carbohydrate will raise your blood sugar within an hour and may go on raising it as long as carbohydr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Uncontrolled blood sugar greatly increases the risks of diabetic complications including major kidney and heart disease.

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