Why Is Diagnosis of Diabetes Delayed in Most People?
Majid Ali, M.D.
Because insulin tests are delayed, often for years.
In general, fasting Blood sugar test is relied upon for screening for diabetes. I have seen many cases in which diabetes remained undiagnosed because the fasting blood sugar was below 100 mg/dL. Had a complete three-hour insulin test been done sooner, the diagnosis of diabetes would have been readily made.
Similarly, A1c test is not a reliable test for diagnosis. I have seen this test to also miss diabetes diagnosis. Again, if three-hour insulin test had been done sooner, the diagnosis of diabetes would have been readily made.
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