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How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed if you never had it before?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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Patients with uncontrolled diabetes may develop excessive thirst, excessive urination and weight loss.
A fasting blood sugar is obtained and is above the upper normal of 126. In addition a glycohemoglobin test gives a good estimate of the average blood sugar level for the preceding 90 days. This is elevated in patients with diabetes.

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Patients with uncontrolled diabetes may develop excessive thirst, excessive urination and weight loss.
A fasting blood sugar is obtained and is above the upper normal of 126. In addition a glycohemoglobin test gives a good estimate of the average blood sugar level for the preceding 90 days. This is elevated in patients with diabetes.
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