How Diabetes is Diagnosed

A physician will recognize the classic symptoms of type 1 diabetes quite easily and order the proper blood, urine and insulin tests. These tests are very simple and quite painless and will traditionally provide a complete analysis and diagnosis in a very short period of time.

Though Type 1 diabetes is often called juvenile diabetes it actually can occur at any age, and is most frequently diagnosed before the age of 20.

Type 1 diabetes is an insulin-dependent diabetes, which means the body is unable to produce enough insulin on a regular basis to properly handle glucose in the bloodstream. When the glucose does not enter into the bloodstream an individual with type 1 diabetes will experience fatigue coupled with increased hunger, frequent urination and excessive thirst. These are some of the initial symptoms that will lead a patient to seek a medical examination, and eventually leads to a proper diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Other common indicators which may occur along with those mentioned above are weight loss, abdominal pain and nausea.