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How is diagnosis of type 2 diabetes confirmed?

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To confirm the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, your doctor will order a fasting plasma glucose test or a casual plasma glucose.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control: National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014. American Diabetes Association: "All About Diabetes." Woerle, H. , 2004. Forouhi, G. 006. Phillips, LS. 2006. News release, FDA.
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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control: National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014. American Diabetes Association: "All About Diabetes." Woerle, H. , 2004. Forouhi, G. 006. Phillips, LS. 2006. News release, FDA.
Archives of Internal MedicineDiabetologia, 2Diabetes Care,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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