An A1c level of ≥ 6.5%
FPG of ≥ 126 mg/dL; fasting is defined as no caloric intake for at least 8 hours
2-hour plasma glucose level of ≥ 200 mg/dL during a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test
Random plasma glucose of 200 mg/dL or higher in a patient with classic symptoms of hyperglycemia (polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, weight loss) or hyperglycemic crisis
The same diagnostic criteria are used for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Autoantibody tests can help clarify whether a patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
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