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: People who suffer from diabetes cannot exercise or play sports

Reality: This myth is false. Exercise or sports results in the more efficient use of insulin and therefore reduces overall blood glucose levels. Diabetics are in fact encouraged to exercise. Statistics show that some diabetes patients are extremely active people, for example diabetic athletes. Seek advice from health professionals before starting any exercise.

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