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.