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I do not want to start insulin. My friend who started insulin now has to stay on it forever.
This is true to all patients with type 1 diabetes and partially true to certain people with type 2 diabetes. For patients with type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin and so will need     more
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2010-10-22 11:50
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If I have immediate family members that tested borderline diabetic, should I have a fasting sugar blood test done at age 44?
Answer: 

According to the American Diabetes Association, a repeat test is recommended before making a diagnosis. For Asian Americans, doing an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) may be the best test to confirm the diagnosis. However, this test is not frequently done in the office. Instead, you can get an A1c test, which reflects your estimated average glucose over the past 3 months or you can simply get a fasting glucose. For diagnostic values of each test, please see Diagnosing Diabetes.