Diabetes concern and what should i get tested?

Patient

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

Doctor

A:   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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