DIAGNOSING PRE- AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
"... new study suggests blood vessel damage from Pre-Diabetes may occur earlier than was generally thought. The researchers found that, among the 802 people who were considered Pre-Diabetic, almost 8% already had early stage retinopathy, the most common cause of adult blindness and a condition associated in an advanced stage with Type 2 Diabetes."
Viewpoints: Healing News from Insulite Laboratories, Sept. 2005
There are two tests to determine whether an individual has Pre-Diabetes or Type
One is called a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG), the other
an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). The American Diabetes
Association recommends the FPG test because it is easier,
faster and less expensive to perform.
With the FPG test, a fasting blood glucose level between
100 and 125 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) signals Pre-Diabetes.
A person with a fasting blood glucose level of 126 mg/dl
or higher has Type 2 Diabetes.
In the OGTT procedure, blood glucose level is measured after
fasting and two hours after drinking a glucose-rich beverage.
If the two-hour blood glucose level is between 140 and 199
mg/dl, the person tested has Pre-Diabetes. If the two-hour
blood glucose level is at 200 mg/dl or higher, the person
tested has Type 2 Diabetes.
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