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Title: Frequency of impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus in subjects with fasting blood glucose below 6.1 mmol/L [110 mg/dL]
Authors: Khan, S.H.
Ijaz, A.
Bokhari, S.A. Raza
Hanif, M.S.
Azam, N.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: The diagnosis of diabetes mellitus by the available criteria is controversial and relies heavily on fasting glucose results. This cross-sectional study in 2010-2011 aimed to measure the frequency of impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus in 127 subjects having fasting blood glucose < 7.0 mmol/L and to measure the agreement between different standard diagnostic criteria. Subjects presenting to a laboratory for analysis of fasting blood glucose for excluding diabetes meilitus underwent a 2-hour 75 g oral glucose challenge. A total of 40.6% of subjects with fasting blood glucose from 5.6-6.0 mmol/L had abnormal glucose regulation on the basis of the gold standard glucose challenge. Agreement between American Diabetes Association and World Health Organization diagnostic criteria was only fair (kappa =: 0.32). Abnormalities of glucose metabolism including impaired glucose
Description: 175-180
Keywords: Glucose Tolerance Test
Blood Glucose
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Diabetes Mellitus
ISSN: 1020-3397
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