Accuracy of Screening Tests

Three tests have been used to screen for diabetes: fasting plasma glucose (FPG), 2-hour post-load plasma glucose (2-hour PG), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). Sensitivity and specificity are in the range of 75% to 80% for all three tests using these thresholds: FPG = 126 mg/dL, 2-hour PG = 200 mg/dL, and HbA1c = 6.4% (Harris et al., 2002). The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended the FPG or 2-hour PG test for screening; the FPG is easier and faster to perform, more convenient, and acceptable to patients, and it is less expensive than other screening tests. The FPG is also more reproducible than the 2-hour PG test and has less intraindividual variation.

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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