Can I test for type 1 diabetes using things I have at home?

I’ve just been told I may have diabetes [I wasn’t told what type but it must be type 1 because I’m only 16 and I have a BMI of 18.5 so I’m obviously not overweight, so it has to be type 1]. I can’t see my doctor for another week, and I really need to know. I can’t order anything online, and I live too far from any drugstores to be able to get there. Is there anything I can do?

Written By Nurse007

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  • Bill P February 6, 2009, 6:48 am

    Was the somebody, that told you that you may have diabetes, a member of
    the medical profession? That can be a very mean thing to do, telling
    someone they have a medical problem, without having the knowledge
    to back it up. Look how you’ve worried and it is highly likely that you
    do not have it. Remain calm and see your dr. next week. If you have it,
    you will have it all your life and you will learn to manage it. Don’t be
    fearful.

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