After diabetes is diagnosed, other tests will be required to determine what type of diabetes you have. If you’re insulin deficient, you will need insulin replacement therapy with injections (type 1). If you are insulin resistant, adjustments to your diet and lifestyle, or in some cases oral medication may be all that is required (type 2).
If you are experiencing the classic signs of diabetes — increased urination and thirst, hunger and weight loss —- see your physician immediately! A medical evaluation of your symptoms and diabetes risk is vital.
If you seem to have all the symptoms of diabetes, your doctor should perform the tests that will determine whether you have it — and what type it is.
A number of procedures are available to test for diabetes, including blood tests and urine tests. Learn what the four most common tests are and what to expect when you get them.
Learn what the most common causes and most common symptoms of Type 1 or childhood onset diabetes are.