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 You Know Your A1c Target?
Whether you have diabetes or your doctor thinks you might be at risk, you've likely heard of an A1c test. The common blood test gives information about your blood sugar in order to test for and manage diabetes
Diagnosis of Diabetes
WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.
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.
The Hemoglobin A1c Test & Chart
Find out why the hemoglobin A1c test (HbA1c) is so important for people with diabetes.