Executive Summary: Standards of Medical Care inDiabetesd - 2013
Current criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes
- A1C $6.5%. The test should be performed in a laboratory using a method that is NGSP certified and standardized to the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) assay; or c fasting plasma glucose (FPG) $126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L). Fasting is defined as no caloric intake for at least 8 h; or
- 2-h plasma glucose $200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The test should be performed as described by the World Health Organization, using a glucose load containing the equivalent of 75 g
anhydrous glucose dissolved in water; or
- in a patient with classic symptoms of hyperglycemia or hyperglycemic crisis, a random plasma glucose $200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L);
- in the absence of unequivocal hyperglycemia, result should be confirmed by repeat testing more...
Reference By: American diabetes association