Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert

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Earlier diagnostic criteria based on urine glucose or casual and postprandial glucose are no longer considered to be adequate for the diagnosis of diabetes. A. Medical history of diabetes diagnosed by a physician B. 7 mmol/L) C. 1 mmol/L) NDDG VERSUS WHO DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FPG, fasting plasma glucose; OGTT, oral glucose tolerance test; NDDG, National Diabetes Data Group; WHO, World Health Organization. 3) both permit a diagnosis based on the presence of the classic diabetic symptoms and random plasma glucose ≥200 mg/dl.

Any one of the following criteria, which are compromises, is considered sufficient to denote diabetes in these circumstances: The recommendations of the NDDG and WHO have been accepted and endorsed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other national diabetes organizations representing the scientific bodies most concerned with diabetes. Earlier diagnostic criteria based on urine glucose or casual and postprandial glucose are no longer considered to be adequate for the diagnosis of diabetes.

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