Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes: New Recommendations

To watch diabetes related videos, check out http://icyou.com. An international expert panel has recommended that the A1C test, which measures average blood glucose levels over a period of two to three months, should be the new standard test for diagnosing Type 2 diabetes. icyou's medical editor Dr. Mona explains the A1C test and why experts are saying it should now be the main tool doctors use to diagnose diabetes.

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Comment by Jonathan Ramsey on July 14, 2009 at 10:28am
A person with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes should still have a higher than normal A1c, since they shouldn't have lows caused by diabetes medications.

Aren't your lows caused by your meds?
Comment by Linda G on July 13, 2009 at 10:16pm
Speaking as a person with type 2, and who experiences a fair share of lows....don't the lows affect the readings of an A1c?

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