Type 2 Diabetes: Recently Diagnosed (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
Tests to diagnose diabetes
To help make the diagnosis, your doctor used:
If you are diagnosed as having diabetes but it's not clear whether it is type 2 or type 1 diabetes, your doctor may do a C-peptide level test. The results may be normal or increased if you have type 2 diabetes.
For more information on these tests, see the Exams and Tests section of the topic Type 2 Diabetes.
Tests to check for complications
High blood sugar can creep up over time and cause problems without your knowing it. When you find out that you have diabetes, it's a good idea to check for any complications you may already have. You may need the following tests:
You may also need an exercise electrocardiogram (treadmill EKG test) before you start an exercise program.
Ongoing tests to keep track of diabetes
As part of your treatment, you'll need other tests to monitor your diabetes and help you avoid complications. These include:
For more information, see the Treatment Overview section of this topic.
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