How to know if you have diabetes?

There are a few ways to determine if you have diabetes, including:

  1. Blood tests: Blood tests are the most common way to diagnose diabetes. The most common tests used to diagnose diabetes include the fasting blood sugar (FBS) test, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and A1C test. A healthcare professional may repeat the test on a different day or use a different test to confirm the diagnosis.
  2. Physical examination: A healthcare professional may also perform a physical examination, looking for signs of diabetes such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, slow-healing wounds, tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, and unexpected weight loss.
  3. Risk assessment: A healthcare professional may also assess your risk for diabetes based on factors such as age, family history, race, weight, physical activity levels, and other underlying medical conditions.

If you have symptoms of diabetes or are at elevated risk for diabetes, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes-related complications.

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Our job at Patients Medical is to listen, to connect the dots between a patient's medical history, symptoms, and their underlying causes. Patients Medical is a superb place for women and men to secure integrative and holistic health care from providers who give personalized care, partner with the patient to focus on the root cause of their illness, support their recovery, and help them maintain good health.

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