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How To Get Tested For Diabetes
Fastring blood sugar: The first test is a fasting blood sugar. If your blood sugar first thing in the morning before eating is elevated, that indicates diabetes. Early forms of diabetes, or "pre-diabetes" may be detected with a glucose tolerance test that measures how high your blood sugar goes after eating a set amount of sugar. A hemoglobin a1c test measures sustained elevations of blood sugar. See your doctor. ...Read more
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Just tell him/her!: If you are worried you may be diabetic, all you need to do is tell your parent that. You should also tell them why you feel it's possible you are diabetic so they understand the reasoning behind your worry! ...Read more
I've been told to get tested for diabetes due to my extreme thirst, frequent urination, and sudden exhaustion. Should I be tested for other illnesses?
Yes: You need complete work up with labs for electrolyte disturbances, thyroid, vitamin d, lipids, cholesterol, eye exam, ekg, complete blood work, blood pressure, hemoglobin a1c, body weight, height, body mass index, urine micro albumin, fasting glucose, liver enzymes. Rare diseases that present with similar symptoms are pancreatic disease, or pituitary disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes in pregnanc: If you have gestational diabetes, you should control your sugars really well during pregnancy otherwise the baby may be born big, develop diabetes later in life, more prone for respiratory distress syndrome etc. For the mother, gain in weight, preeclampsia and eclampsia and high blood pressure may manifest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands feel really cold and I shiver when I'm really hungry, and I'm really cold in the morning when I wake up. Should I get tested for diabetes?
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