Recent methods for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

  • Kuldeep Tiwari
  • Dinesh Kumar
Keywords: Diabetes, Diagnosis, Glucose, Regulation


The diagnostic criteria for Diabetes mellitus have been modified from those previously recommended by the NDDG or WHO. Three ways to diagnose Diabetes are possible, and each must be confirmed, on a subsequent day, by any one of the three methods. For example, one instance of symptoms with casual plasma glucose >200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l), confirmed on a subsequent day by 1)^PG >126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l), 2) an OGTT with the 2- h postload value >200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l), or 3) symptoms with a casual plasma glucose >200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l), warrants the diagnosis of Diabetes.For epidemiological studies, estimates of Diabetes prevalence and incidence should be based on an FPG >126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l). This recommendation has been made in the interest of standardization and also to facilitate field-work, particularly where the OGTT may be difficult to perform and where the cost and demands on participants' time may be excessive.


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How to Cite
Tiwari, K., and D. Kumar. “Recent Methods for Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 3, no. 4, Dec. 2018, pp. 58-63, doi:10.22270/ijist.v3i4.25.
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