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Diabetic. Feeling tired and weak. Suggest tests?

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Hi All,

My father has diabetes from past 15 years and he never visited any doctor till date Except he does some yoga , but now a days he's feeling tiredness and become weak,
kindly suggest which are the tests needs to be done

Thanking you.
Posted Thu, 25 Jul 2013 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. L K Shankdhar 47 hours later

Thanks for utilizing this forum for your father's health.
The tests required include:
- complete blood counts
- Fasting BG
- Post meal BG
- Hb A1c (HPLC method)
- Renal function tests e.g. Blood Urea, Serum Creatinine, e- GFR (Estimated
Glomerular Filtration Rate)
- Lipid profile
- 2D Echocardiogram
- X-ray Chest (Digital)-PA projection
I feel this list be regarded as baseline tests. Some more tests might be required after we detect any abnormality in any test.
Wishing you and your father good health
Yours Sincerely
Dr. LK Shankhdhar
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