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FAQs about Diabetes Screening

Last Updated on Aug 07, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Which doctor should I see for screening diabetes?

You may consult your general physician for diabetes screening. He will guide you to a laboratory to get the test done and a diabetologist/endocrinologist if the test is abnormal.

2) Will I have to take lifelong medications once I am diagnosed?

Your doctor may put you on a diet and advise increased physical activity if your sugar is not too high. Once you start the medication, you will probably have to take them lifelong depending on the blood sugar control.
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3) Which test is used to screen patients for gestational diabetes?

Glucose tolerance test at 24 to 28 weeks is usually used to screen patients for gestational diabetes.

4) Does hemoglobin A1c test require fasting?

No. You do not need to be fasting for the hemoglobin A1c test.

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Krushnapriya

I have Diabetes, but under control. Taking Gemer 1 tab, 2 tab daily. I am thinking to take ketogenic food. But I am veg. What to do?

meggin

how is the screen test done? does it be done by a blood test

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