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December 16, 2002

Diagnosis and Symptoms

Question from Midlands, England:

I have read some of the already posted questions and think that I may have type 2 diabetes, but I'm not sure. I have been told that my blood sugar was 154.3 mg/dl [8.6 mmol/L], but I don't feel that I have had any other symptoms. I have booked up to see my doctor and just would like to have some more information about what this means.

Answer:

A fasting blood sugar level as high as 154.3 mg/dl [8.6 mmol/L], confirmed twice, might be indicative of diabetes. It is difficult to say whether it is type�2 diabetes of slow onset Late-onset Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA). If your value was non fasting test then it’s probably normal. Your doctor will be surely of great help in defining what this means.

MS

[Editor’s comment: See Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes Guidelines.

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