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Old 02-14-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: Possible Diabetes...What tests should I ask for?

What they do is run a standard blood panel(my words). You will be told to fast the night before to get a fasting blood glucose level. They will also run tests for cholesterol, triglyercides and other kidney and liver function tests. They will also run an A1c test to see what your blood glucose average has been for the last 90 to 120 days. Other problems can make your A1c come back high, but mixed with the other results, especially the fasting blood glucose test will tell them(and you) if you are pre-diabetc or diabetic. Get your blood test results for yourself.

You do use the bathroom a lot more depending on what you drink, that is true. Diabetes does cause that also, it is part of the process that diabetes causes.

When you get the results back post them so we can explain what you don't understand(someone here knows something about everything)