Who may need screening for Type 2 diabetes?
- Increased or frequent urination;
- Increased thirst; Fatigue;
- Cuts or sores that won’t heal;
- Blurry vision.
- Are overweight;
- Live a sedentary lifestyle;
- Have a family history of Type 2 diabetes;
- Have a history of gestational diabetes or have given birth to a baby over 9 pounds;
- Are of certain ethnicity (African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, and Pacific Islander);
- Have a low good cholesterol level (HDL) or a high triglyceride level.
How do doctors diagnose type 2 diabetes?
Hemoglobin A1C test
Fasting glucose test
Random (non-fasting) blood glucose test
Oral glucose tolerance test
Review Date: February 12, 2017 | Last Modified: December 6, 2019
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