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Diagnostic Tests for Diabetes


Millions of peoples have diabetes. After seeing the changes in their body, they feel the symptoms of diabetes then they are going to consult a doctor and get laboratory tests done.

The Type 2 diabetes is slow and takes some time to feel the symptoms, but type 1 diabetes is sudden, and people start feeling the symptoms in a few weeks. In the case of type 2 diabetes, Advise the people above 30 years of age get themselves screened once a year.




People who are suffering from diabetes have a family history of diabetes disease are overweight, and leads a sedentary lifestyle are at risk of getting diabetes. People who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, vascular diseases, and women with PCOS are also at risk. For such people need regular screening tests for diabetes.

Screening tests for diabetes
  • Random blood glucose test.
  • Fasting plasma glucose test.
  • Oral Glucose tolerance test.
Diagnostic Tests for Diabetes
  • GAD autoantibodies test.
  • C-peptide, insulin.
  • Oral Glucose tolerance test.
  • HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) test.
  • Fasting plasma glucose test.
  • Random blood glucose test.

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A random blood glucose test is to determine the amount of glucose in the bloodstream, and testing can do because a patient is fast or not. This test can be done with the help of a glucometer or by drawing venous blood from the arm.

Random glucose test allows the healthcare professionals to detect the presence of hyperglycemia. A track of the random blood glucose levels allows the health care team to have better insights and provide more accurate treatment plans. Patients can also measure random blood glucose levels as and when they experience any symptoms of low or high sugar levels.


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A postprandial glucose test can do for two hours after consuming the food. After consuming food increased blood glucose levels and the pancreas releases insulin.

The results assist a healthcare practitioner in determining the efficacy of the treatment and evaluate the presence of low/high blood sugar levels.