How is diabetes diagnosed?
The diagnosis is made through a medical history, physical and laboratory examination1.
Medical history and physical examination: family history plays an important role, type 2 diabetes has a stronger link to family history than type 1 diabetes, so your doctor will ask about them and about other diseases associated with diabetes, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, heart and kidney disease. Your doctor will also ask you about the symptoms of diabetes that you may experience like being thirsty often, frequent urination, blurred vision, irritability. He will perform a full physical exam to assess overall health.
- JEMDSA 2017 Volume 22 Number 1 (Supplement 1) Page S1-S196: SEMDSA 2017 Guidelines for the Management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- ATLAS Guidelines on the Diagnosis, Control and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with Evidence-Based Medicine Edition2019 - ISSN: 2248- 6518