Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Diagnosis

At a Glance

The fasting blood glucose test is the preferred test for diagnosing diabetes in children and nonpregnant adults. The test is most reliable when done in the morning. 

Diagnosis Topics
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Talking to Your Doctor

Tell your doctor about any changes in your weight. Make a list of any symptoms you may have, such as tingling in your hands…

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Pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is diagnosed by a blood test. If your blood sugar level is between 100 and 125 mg/dL, you have prediabetes. A blood glucose level in this range is considered to…

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Getting Tested

Pre-diabetes is diagnosed by a blood test. If your blood sugar level is between 100 and 125 mg/dL, you have prediabetes. A blood glucose level in this range is considered to…

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes develops near the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. This happens when the pancreas can't make enough insulin to meet the extra demands of…

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Diabetes & Heart Attacks

People with diabetes are much more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke. Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to increased deposits of fatty materials on the…

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Hot Topics

When we learn how to manage diabetes without drugs, we rarely need to see an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in diabetes and the rest of the endocrine system.   I haven’t had an appointment with an endocrinologist in more than…