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From England:

Is there a way to have a test for diabetes that does not include a blood drawal? I have a phobia of needles.


I am so sorry to tell you that the ONLY way to diagnose diabetes is a blood test. You might try going to a phlebotomist (a laboratory technician who draws blood) who takes care of children and ask them to use a very small "butterfly" needle to get the blood.


Original posting 13 Mar 2005
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