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Can type 2 diabetes only be diagnosed by blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Symptoms can lead to suspicion but diagnosis is made on blood testing.
Here is a screening tool for prediabetes/diabetes. https://www.facebook.com/americandiabetesassociation/app_283844141683657.

In brief: Yes.

Symptoms can lead to suspicion but diagnosis is made on blood testing.
Here is a screening tool for prediabetes/diabetes. https://www.facebook.com/americandiabetesassociation/app_283844141683657.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Diabetes is defined and diagnosed by a particular blood sugar level.
Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel.

In brief: Yes

Diabetes is defined and diagnosed by a particular blood sugar level.
Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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