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You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Stay at a healthy weight, eat well and be active. With these steps, you can stay healthier longer and lower your risk of diabetes.

There are several ways to diagnose diabetes. Each way usually needs to be repeated on a second day to diagnose diabetes. Testing should be carried out in a health care setting (such as your doctor's office or a lab). If your doctor determines that your blood glucose level is very high, or if you have classic symptoms of high blood glucose in addition to one positive test, your doctor may not require a second test to diagnose diabetes.

The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Common symptoms of diabetes:

  • ► Urinating often
  • ► Feeling very thirsty
  • ► Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
  • ► Extreme fatigue
  • ► Blurry vision
  • ► Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • ► Weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1)
  • ► Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)

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