Noninsulin-dependent diabetes; Diabetes - type 2; Adult-onset diabetes
Often, people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms at first. They may not have symptoms for many years.
The early symptoms of diabetes may include:
The first symptom may also be:
Your health care provider may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done.
Diabetes blood tests:
Diabetes screening is recommended for:
You should see your health care provider every 3 months. At these visits, you can expect your health care provider to:
The following tests will help you and your doctor monitor your diabetes and prevent problems:
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