Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mainly depends on the level of blood sugar in the blood. There are currently 4 ways to diagnose diabetes.

The diagnosis of diabetes should only be done by a certified medical practitioner. Your doctor might repeat the test to make sure of the diagnosis.

Once the diagnosis of diabetes is established, the next step is to figure out if it is type I or type II based on your symptoms and laboratory studies although there is no set criteria to differentiate these 2 types.


The following are the general differences between type I and type 2 diabetes:


1. Simmons KM, Michels AW. Type 1 diabetes: A predictable disease. World J Diabetes. 2015 Apr 15;6(3):380-90.
2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetestype1.html

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