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What tests are performed to diagnose type 1 diabetes?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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The classical presentation is a very sick child with blood sugars 5-10 x normal & evidence of sugar & fat breakdown in the urine.
It may be picked up with a random urine test(sugar) or random blood sugar to high, or A1c level above normal. Some reserch labs look into antibodies to Insulin producing cells but this not used for most cases. Blood sugars that are too high are the main screening tool.

In brief: Several available
The classical presentation is a very sick child with blood sugars 5-10 x normal & evidence of sugar & fat breakdown in the urine.
It may be picked up with a random urine test(sugar) or random blood sugar to high, or A1c level above normal. Some reserch labs look into antibodies to Insulin producing cells but this not used for most cases. Blood sugars that are too high are the main screening tool.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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Fasting 100-125 prediabetic, 126 and higher is diabetes 2 hours after eating 140-1999 is prediabetes, 200 and greater , diabetes.

In brief: Blood sugar
Fasting 100-125 prediabetic, 126 and higher is diabetes 2 hours after eating 140-1999 is prediabetes, 200 and greater , diabetes.
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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