Symptoms of Diabetes and How do they test for it?

I have a horrid diet and diabetes is very prevalent in my family, I think I may have it. How do they test for diabetes and what are the symptoms?

Written By Nurse007

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  • dodgetruckguy75 January 31, 2009, 6:59 pm

    There are several ways to test:

    1) A simple urine test will give an indication for howhigh your blood sugar is.

    2) They can do a resting blood sugar test to see how high your sugar is.

    3) They can do a Hemoglobin A1C to see on average, how high your sugar has been.

    Symptoms of diabetes include: Weight loss, irritability, sudden poor eyesight, insatiable thirst, leg cramps when you lay down, horrid pain in your kidneys, increased urination