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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Blood Tests

Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin).
Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked.

In brief: Blood Tests

Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin).
Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes tests

3 tests (same for type 2): fasting blood sugar, a test called hemoglobin A1c and a test called glucose tolerance test.

In brief: Diabetes tests

3 tests (same for type 2): fasting blood sugar, a test called hemoglobin A1c and a test called glucose tolerance test.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
see Dr. Wingo's excellent answer for the second part of this question.
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