Type 2 Diabetes Test and Diagnosis
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin (the hormone that converts food into energy). There are several types of diabetes, the most common of which is type 2. In fact, about 95% of people with diabetes have type 2.
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Who is this screening for?
Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
- Family history
- Race and ethnicity (African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives are at an increased risk)
- Gestational diabetes (diabetes occurring during pregnancy), or delivering a baby weighing nine pounds or more at birth
- Being overweight
- Physical inactivity
- Low HDL "good" cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal fasting glucose screening results
Type 2 Diabetes Screening Details
About Type 2 Diabetes Screening
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Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme fatigue
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet
- Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections