How Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed
If you have symptoms of increased thirst, increased hunger, frequent urination, tingling of your hands or feet, unexplained weight loss – your doctor will have reason to believe you have diabetes.
A fasting plasma glucose test or a plasma glucose test will be conducted to confirm the diagnosis.
Fasting Plasma Glucose Test
The fasting plasma glucose test (FPG) is the preferred technique to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes since it is easy to do and less expensive compared to other tests.