Medical history for type 1 diabetes

The medical history for a person suspected of having type 1 diabetes includes questions about symptoms, family history of the disease, and personal medical history. Questions may include the following:

  • Have you had increased thirst, increased urination, and fatigue?
  • How long have the symptoms been present?
  • Have you had an increase in appetite?
  • Have you lost weight lately?
  • Is there a family history of diabetes?
  • What other medical conditions do you have?
  • What medications are you are currently taking?
  • Have you been ill recently?
  • Has growth and development progressed normally (if the person is a child)?

Last Updated: September 17, 2008

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