Testing for Diabetes

General information about how diabetes is diagnosed

Testing for Diabetes

If you think you are at risk, then go to your doctor to be tested for diabetes.

A finger print blood test or urine test can indicate risk level, but cannot diagnose diabetes.

the doctor will refer you to a pathologist who will perform the following tests.

These are generally covered by medicare.



If necessary, this test will be followed by the following test




  1. Rizwana Kousar 2010. What is Diabetes? Community Education Series, Melbourne. © Australian Community Centre for Diabetes (ACCD).

Did you know?

Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes

Reality: This myth is false. Eating sugar is not the cause of the onset of diabetes. This disease is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors (such as diet). A diet high in fat and sugar may cause somebody to become overweight. Being overweight may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. Anybody who has a family history of diabetes should eat a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly.

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