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Do I have diabetes or just random bad result?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Diagnosis

There is no such thing as random bad result when it comes to diagnosing diabetes.
You can't diagnose diabetes by just one test. Per guideline, you need at least two tests consistent with diabetes before the diagnosis can be made. There is always a chance for lab error so if you are worried, get the test or tests repeated.

In brief: Diagnosis

There is no such thing as random bad result when it comes to diagnosing diabetes.
You can't diagnose diabetes by just one test. Per guideline, you need at least two tests consistent with diabetes before the diagnosis can be made. There is always a chance for lab error so if you are worried, get the test or tests repeated.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: DMUsuallyDxVeryLate

Given the usual applied algorithm of normal vs.
Disease, most chronic disease, like dm, are dx’ed very late, after bad enough few disagree any longer. Optimal hba1c (for no ? rate of cv ds events ?5 yrs, nl people middle aged, published 2001) not above 5.0%. Yet by ada guidelines hba1c ?6.5% needed to DX dm. Ada advises tx to hba1c of only 7.0%. If this health care? Or only advanced ds partial tx?

In brief: DMUsuallyDxVeryLate

Given the usual applied algorithm of normal vs.
Disease, most chronic disease, like dm, are dx’ed very late, after bad enough few disagree any longer. Optimal hba1c (for no ? rate of cv ds events ?5 yrs, nl people middle aged, published 2001) not above 5.0%. Yet by ada guidelines hba1c ?6.5% needed to DX dm. Ada advises tx to hba1c of only 7.0%. If this health care? Or only advanced ds partial tx?
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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