Can type 2 diabetes be diagnosed only by the blood sugar levels?

If there is no other sign exept high blood sugar levels, can that be type 2 diabetes? Is it necesary to have some clinical symptoms at all in such case?

Written By Nurse007

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  • GumboSoup February 8, 2009, 11:35 am

    I had no clinical symptoms. I'm not and wasn't overweight and showed no symptoms whatsoever.

    I was diagnosed only because I took a blood sugar test just to be taking one. Imagine my surprise when the numbers came out insanely high.

    So yes, you may not show symptoms in the beginning and still be diabetic. Please don't wait for symptoms to manifest themselves before you go see a doctor. The consequences are not good.