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    There is an old saying in medicine: “above all do no harm.” This term often comes into play when our patients ask us about nutritional products for diabetes and other diseases, as well as when someone tells us about the greatest new exercise program to “cure” diabetes. This week we ...

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Test Your Knowledge

Question #844

Which of the following is the correct diagnostic cut-point for diabetes?



Answer: C: 2-hour plasma glucose greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL during an oral glucose tolerance test

Educational Critique:  Patients who meet one or more of the following criteria meet the diagnostic cut-point for type 2 diabetes:

  • A1C = 6.5%
  • Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) = 126 mg/dL
  • 2-hour plasma glucose = 200 mg/dL during an oral glucose tolerance test
  • Random plasma glucose = 200mg/dL in a patient with classic symptoms of hyperglycemia or hyperglycemic crisis.

The diagnostic test results should be confirmed by a repeat test, unless clinical picture clearly supports the diagnosis.  Diabetes Care Jan.2016



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