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