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Medical History for Type 2 Diabetes

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Medical History for Type 2 Diabetes


If your doctor suspects that you have type 2 diabetes, he or she will ask about possible symptoms.

Family and medical history

The doctor will also ask about your family and medical history.


You will also be asked questions about your lifestyle.

Complications of diabetes

Your doctor will also ask about possible signs of complications, such as:

Credits for Medical History for Type 2 Diabetes

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Last Revised July 16, 2013

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