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If the answer to any of these questions is a yes, a test to rule out diabetes must be done.In fact quite a few people may not have any signs or symptoms and yet have diabetes. Therefore, it is generally felt that ALL PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF 30 YEARS SHOULD UNDERGO AN ANNUAL TEST FOR THE PRESENCE OF DIABETES.
Today the test procedure has been so simplified that just a fasting blood sample is adequate to diagnose diabetes. Some people still carry out the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, although with the new diagnostic criteria, it is no longer essential. Your doctor should be able to tell you about the new methods and criteria for diagnosis. For details click here.