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Diagnosing Type II Diabetes

Diagnosing Type II Diabetes: The USPSTF recommends screening for Diabetes Type II at age 35. Diabetes Type II can be diagnosed by any one of the following:

  • HbA1c greater than 6.5.
  • Fasting blood glucose greater than 126.
  • Random blood glucose greater than 200 with symptoms (excessive thirst, weight loss).
  • 2-hour blood glucose level over 200 during an oral glucose tolerance test.

What does pre-diabetes” mean?

Fasting blood glucose 100-125 or HbA1c 7-6.4. How do you treat it? Lifestyle changes (weight loss, exercise) can reduce progression to Type II Diabetes.

Complications of diabetes type 2: 

  • Retinopathy: may present as blurred vision, make sure you schedule a yearly eye exam.
  • Increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Increased risk of infection.
  • Nephropathy: protein in the urine may be the first sign of kidney disease.
  • Neuropathy: numbness and tingling that commonly affects feet and hands in a “stocking-glove distribution.” Recommend a yearly podiatry exam.

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