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how do i tell if i have diabetes?

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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see your doctor: Assuming you are not pregnant, there are 4 ways to tell if you have diabetes. If you have classic symptoms such as increased hunger, increased thirst, increased urination, or blurred vision with random blood glucose =/>200, 2 hour 75 gram glucose tolerance test =/>200, fasting blood glucose =/>126 (x2) or hemoglobin A1c =/>6.5. Please go see your doctor to evaluate you.
Answered on Sep 10, 2015
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Excess thirst: Excessive thirst, frequent urination are usually early symptoms. If in doubt please get checked.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood test : A fasting glucose is a good start a 2 hour glucose tolerance test is recommended if the fasting is normal but you have risk factors for diabetes like obesity or a family history.
Answered on Sep 10, 2015
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
27 years experience Pediatrics
Random blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C are additional tools to diagnose diabetes. See link below. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/35/Supplement_1/S11/T2.expansion.html
Mar 21, 2012
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
HbA1c,NMR,↑AfterFood: Hba1c (reflects average blood sugar of last 1-3 months) best, optimal ≤5.0%; ≥6.5% is clear dm. Even better is NMR particle test insulin-resistance score (can detect ≥10 years prior to hba1c ≥6.5%). At home method, check peak blood glucose, 20-90 min after high carb meal, highest should be ≤140 mg/dl. But this must be done many times, is more complex ; less effective; more hit ; miss.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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