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Diabetes is diagnosed by a blood test. It is important to be diagnosed early so treatment can be started as soon as possible. Find out how diabetes is diagnosed.
Blood glucose test
Blood glucose tests, also sometimes called blood sugar tests, are usually used to check for or monitor diabetes.
Diabetes screening tests
A diabetes screening test may be a good idea if you are at high risk since diabetes can occur without symptoms. Find out about the risks and how diabetes screening tests are carried out.
Gigantism is a very rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but they may still have symptoms.
Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.
Having pre-diabetes does not mean you will necessarily develop type 2 diabetes, but you will have a higher risk than if you had normal glucose levels.
Type 1 diabetes
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. However, while the condition is not curable, there are ways to manage it successfully.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use it well. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.