Coronary artery disease is more prevalent, is more severe, and occurs at a younger age in patients with diabetes. Several metabolic abnormalities, including chronic hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and insulin
Table 2-1. Diagnostic Criteria for Diabetes Mellitus, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, and Impaired Fasting Glucose According to the American Diabetes Association
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From Diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care 2006;29(Suppl 1):S43-S48. Copyright American Diabetes Association.
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