What is the medical definition of diabetes?

Type One Diabetes IllustrationPeople with diabetes either don’t make insulin or their body’s cells no longer are able to use the insulin, leading to high blood sugars. By definition, diabetes is having a blood glucose level of greater than or equal to 126 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) after an eight-hour fast (not eating anything), or by having a non-fasting glucose level greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL along with symptoms of diabetes, or a glucose level of greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL on a two-hour glucose tolerance test, or an A1c greater than or equal to 6.5%. Unless the person is having obvious symptoms of diabetes or is in a diabetic crisis, the diagnosis must be confirmed with a repeat test.

Diabetes Drugs

The following are some of the diabetes drugs available in the U.S.:

Ref. https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/qa/what-is-the-medical-definition-of-diabetes, https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/diabetes-medications

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