What tests are used to diagnose my type 2 diabetes?

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.
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.
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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My grandma has Type 2 diabetes. She wakes up at 3am to test her levels and eat something because her levels are often too low. Any advice?

Hypoglycemia . If your grandmother is having episodes of hypoglycemia in the middle of the night, she may need to have her medication altered. She should see the doctor who is treating her diabetes. Ask her to bring along a record of the blood sugars that she has documented, so that the doctor can more effectively treat it. Good luck. Read more...
Endocrinology. Yes, take your grandma to an Endocrinologist right away to have them evaluate her medications and adjust them to avoid hypoglycemia. Newer medicines such as SGLT2 and DPP-4 inhibitors have a much lower risk of hypoglycemia. Your grandma may need to switch her sulfonylurea if she is on one . Read more...

I have pre diabetes. My last 3 HA1C test have been 6.5, 6.7 and 6.5. Do I now have type 2 diabetes?

DX of diabetes. 54F froM IL has pre diabetes and hba1c done 3 x with average > 6.5. ANS: yes you have diabetes probably. The good news is that if your BMI is > 25 you can likely lose the DX by following the DASH eating plan till BMI goes down and HbA1c is less than 6.5. Very easy in concept but often harder in execution. You are in control on this one. So have a go at it with your team with diet. You can do it. Read more...

I was diagnose with type 2 diabetes about a month now, im on insulin and im not coping with the change very well. Some advice please?

Tell your doctor. If you are having problems, tell your doctor. If you are type 2, there are other treatment choices beside insulin. If your doctor know you are having problem, you might need a change until you're ready. Read more...
Type 2 . First we need to establish why you are type 2 and on Insulin only. There are multiple oral medications and injectable rather than Insulin be use before insulin. Insulin is usually needed in the initial management of high glucose in type 2 until the pancreas recovers back some function. Glucose is toxic to the pancreas. Then blood glucose testing frequency depend on the use of oral versus insulin. Read more...

What to do if I have type 2 diabetes I tested 210 with finger prick test is this normal?

T2DM. A glu of 210 is not "normal", but you do not say if this is fasting, after a meal, what medications you are on, etc. Rather than a random glu, your doctor should do an A1C test, which looks at overall control. There are many issues that you need to discuss with your doctor about your diabetes. Read more...

I was recently diagnose with type 2 diabetes and would like to know how a steroid cycle would effect this?

Steroids and diabete. It would probably make your glucose control much worse given then steroids (both endogenous and exogenous) simulate the body's stress response and causes your blood glucose to increase. Read more...

How could I have to type 2 diabetes two months ago and then have my blood taken and it shows I am hyperglycemic now?

Moment in time. Diabetes doesn't go away. Each blood sugar represents a moment in time. Even when patients are in stellar control, there can still be variability in the blood sugar so that some are high and some are low. Read more...