Do I have diabetes?

When do I need to check if I have diabetes?

If you are:

  • 40 years old
  • Overweight or obese (BMI>23)
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Ovary disease called polycystic ovary disease
  • Family history of diabetes
  • History of diabetes druing pregnancy
  • History of high sugar level


What are some symptoms of diabetes?

Sometimes, if your sugar levels are too high, you may have symptoms like:

  • Being thirsty all the time
  • Drinking a lot of water
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Frequent infections
  • Numbness
  • Blurring of vision

These symptoms and signs can be due to other medical conditions too.

Please consult your doctor for further advice.

How to test for diabetes?

We need to perform a blood test after you have fasted for 8-10 hours.