Steps for Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
Step 1: Do I have diabetes?
Your doctor will diagnose type 2 diabetes based on your symptoms, risk factors, physical exam, and blood test results.
Your blood sugar tests show if you have type 2 diabetes,
Step 2: Is there another condition causing my diabetes?
Sometimes there is a medical problem other than diabetes causing your high blood sugar. If so, you have
Step 3: Do I have type 2 diabetes?
Treatment for diabetes is based on the type of the disease. There are two main types:
Step 4: Do you have diabetes complications?
If you have diabetes, your doctor will examine you for signs of diabetes side effects, also known as complications. These affect your eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, and nerves. Many people have type 2 diabetes for years without knowing it. So complications from diabetes might have already started by the time the diabetes is diagnosed.
People with diabetes often have other conditions, such as
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