How do I know if I have Diabetes Mellitus?
If you have any of the above symptoms or if any of your relative does please see your doctor and he/she will conduct the following tests on you to confirm Fasting plasma glucose, HbA1C etc.
What other tests are important to do if I am diabetic?
There are several tests to do if one is diabetic and can be categorized as either
1: Tests to know what type of diabetes I have
Thyroid function tests and Anti-Thyroid auto Antibodies
Auto antibodies i.e Anti GAD65, IA-2A, ICA, IAA
2: Tests to help prevent complications ( frequency should be 3-4times a year) depending on the advice of your doctor
Fasting lipid profile
Liver Function tests
Ophthalmologic review of the eyes