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A 21-year-old member asked:

What tests are used to diagnose my type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Cardiology 34 years experience
FPG: Fasting plasma glucose test is a preferred test that measures blood sugar levels. It is less expensive, convenient and easy to do. There are also hemoglobin A1c tests and oral glucose tolerance tests.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Diabetes screening: Blood tests are used to diagnosed diabetes. See link below to see if you are at risk for prediabetes/diabetes. https://www.facebook.com/americandiabetesassociation/app_283844141683657.
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Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Try Pre-DX: The relatively new tests that use a multiplicity of diabetic "biomarkers" are very useful in accessing a person's potential for dm. These tests use a farely complex approach (mathematical analysis) to markers which analyze fat, carbohydrate and protein healthy metabolism. You get a score which your provider can "interpret" and give you an better informed approach to diabetes prevention.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What medicines are used to treat type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 26 years experience
Oral and injectable: In the US, there are 11 classes of meds approved for t2 diabetes. The most commonly used oral meds are Metformin (which help lower glucose from liver), sulfonylureas and glinides (which increase insulin production), TZDs (lower Insulin resistance) and DPP-4 inhibitors (increase insulin, lower liver glucose). Common injectables are insulin and GLP-1 agonists (like DPP-4 inh but also lower weight).
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many options: Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if i was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, having trouble with meds?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
See endocrinologist: Who can match right drugs to you as an individual; who will listen to see if side effects you had are really due to the meds or some other problem, including diabetes itself.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Have you used alternative medicine for type 2 diabetes with good results?

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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
40 years experience
No: There is no scientific, double blind comparison study to approve it.
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A 58-year-old male asked:

What is the single most important behavior for a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes person?

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Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Newly diagnosed: If that is your one and single problem in life, then be grateful because I have patients with many medical problems who would love to trade their many medical problems with your single medical problem.
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