Tests for Diabetes Directory
Your doctor uses blood tests to see if you have diabetes. If she suspects diabetes, she will order blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c tests. These tests plus the American Diabetes Association’s criteria confirm her diagnosis. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish between type 1 or type 2 diabetes. In that case, she may order C-peptide or autoantibodies tests. In addition, she may order tests to look for high blood pressure, high sugar levels, or organ damage. Regularly scheduled medical tests plus personal monitoring help control diabetes. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about tests for diabetes, what they are, what to consider, and much more.
The Hemoglobin A1c Test & Chart
Find out why the hemoglobin A1c test (HbA1c) is so important for people with diabetes.
Heart Tests You May Need If You Have Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk of developing heart disease. WebMD explains some of the heart tests you may need to determine damage to the heart muscle.
Tests to Diagnose Diabetes
WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes -- and the tests you should have if you've been diagnosed with diabetes.
Diagnosis of Diabetes
WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.