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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 2?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Diabetes tests: 3 tests: fasting blood sugar, a test called hemoglobin A1c and a test called glucose tolerance test.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Blood glucose level: And hemoglobin A1c for definitive diagnosis and to aide in determining just about how long your sugar levels have been abnormal.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Urine and blood: To diagnose diabetes mellitus type 2, blood tests are used. The urine can also be tested for sugar. Fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin a1c levels are helpful. People with diabetes undergo regular blood sugar testing, blood and urine tests for kidney function, lipid tests, eye exams, and other tests.

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What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 20 years experience
See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness.

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