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.
Do I Need an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test?
Find out how the oral glucose tolerance test can help diagnose diabetes. And see why anyone who is pregnant needs this test.
Diagnosis of Diabetes
WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.
Diabetes Nerve Damage
Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder caused by diabetes where the patient experiences numbness and sometimes pain in the hands, feet, or legs. It's common, treatable, and most importantly, preventable.
What Is Diabetic Nephropathy?
Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure. Find out more about diabetic neuropathy.