Many diagnostic tests available today can tell doctors if you have type 1
diabetes, also called type 1 diabetes mellitus or juvenile diabetes. Your doctor
will decide which diabetes screening test is best for you based on your medical
history, diabetes risk factors and whether you have diabetes
All of the diabetes screening tests listed below, which involve
taking a blood sample to measure your blood sugar levels, are performed in your
doctor's office or in a lab.
- A1c test
- Random blood sugar test
- Fasting blood sugar test
- Autoantibody testing
If you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, your doctor will perform an A1c
test at your regular appointments every three to six months to find out how well
your treatment is working.