A 30-year-old member asked:
what kind of tests do they perform when checking for diabetes?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Random or fasting : Blood sugars or hga1c test on a blood sample.
Specializes in Endocrinology
Blood tests: Blood sugar is a test for diabetes that can be measured at various times. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg/dl, and a blood sugar taken randomly should not exceed 200 mg/dl. Blood sugar 2 hours after a meal should be less than 140. If you think you might have diabetes, see your physician to check your blood sugar. A blood test called a1c can also be done. No fasting needed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Can your standard primary care physician perform any of the three major diabetes tests to determine if you have it?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Sure: Most adult primary care physicians care for patients with diabetes and are instrumental in making the diagnosis.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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