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How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Many options
Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.
To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis.

In brief: Many options
Symptoms such as excessive thirst and hunger, excessive urination, fatigue can point you to the possibility of diabetes.
To diagnose you have 4 ways:1)fasting bs>/=126, 2)oral glucose tolerance test (drinking a high carbohydrate drink)2 hr after the drink with bs>/=200 mmol/dl 3)hba1c>6.5% or 4) random bs>200 mmol/dl with the symptoms described above.You need 2 positive tests to confirm diagnosis.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: See below
If fasting for >8 hours.
Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher; and 2 hours after eating, 200 and greater, is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies.

In brief: See below
If fasting for >8 hours.
Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher; and 2 hours after eating, 200 and greater, is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Thank
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