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Diabetes concern and what should i get tested?

Patient: Should I be tested for the diabetes gene? how do i go about doing this?

 

 

Doctor: Diabetes is genetic to some extent and thus you can be tested for it. However I would wait a couple more years since you are young . However you can get your fasting blood glucose level checked.An increased fasting blood glucose levels is needed for a diagnosis of diabetes. There is need to get tested for the gene. You could ask your physician for a complete blood count and a fasting glucose level. All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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