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Diabetes care in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire

Tests and diagnosis

How we find out if you have diabetes

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and will probably ask for a urine sample, which will be tested for the presence of glucose and ketones.

Your doctor will also need to take a small sample of blood to test and so check the levels of glucose in your blood.

There is a lot of further information available about the symptoms of diabetes and how it is diagnosed on the following web-sites:

NHS Choices

Information about the symptoms and diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes

Information about the symptoms and diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes

Information about the symptoms and diagnosis of gestational


Symptoms and diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes