American Diabetes Association Recommendations Regarding Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus

Classic Symptoms Plus Casual Plasma Glucose Concentrations > 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) or

Fasting Plasma Glucose > 126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l) or

2-hour Plasma Glucose > 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) during Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Diabetes Mellitus

Normal fasting plasma glucose Impaired fasting plasma glucose Provisional diagnosis of diabetes tolerance; a two-hour postload glucose > 140 (7.8 mmol/l) and < 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) is defined as impaired glucose tolerance; and a two-hour postload glucose > 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) gives a provisional diagnosis of diabetes (23). There has been much debate regarding the impact of changes in methods of diagnosing diabetes on prevalence rates and on the number of nondiagnosed cases of diabetes. It is clear, however, that the current system of diagnosis is much more organized than it was prior to 1979.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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