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In an editorial published in the July issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (2000;284:363-365), the organization stresses the importance of the fasting plasma glucose test for diagnosing diabetes, and the glycated hemoglobin test (HbA1C) for monitoring patients once therapy has begun.
Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG) Just prior to having this test run, the patient must fast (nothing to eat or drink except water) for eight hours.
Screening with a fasting plasma glucose test for diabetes should be considered every 3 years in individuals who are older than 45 years and in those who are younger than 45 and who are overweight and have another risk factor for diabetes.
The statement specifies that screening for IFG/IGT should be undertaken in the same population that is currently screened for diabetes, using the fasting plasma glucose test and the 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test.
There are two different tests conducted to spot pre-diabetes--the fasting plasma glucose test (FPG) or the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).
Because type 2 diabetes can be prevented in children, the American Diabetes Association now recommends screening at a prediabetes stage using a fasting plasma glucose test (Diabetes Care 25[suppl.
Overall sensitivity of the questionnaires was 0.58, within the same range as the 0.40-0.60 for the fasting plasma glucose test and 0.69 for the oral glucose tolerance test.
Screening for diabetes using "the fasting plasma glucose test should be considered every 3 years in individuals who are 45 years of age or older.
His analysis included five prediabetes screening methods: a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a fasting plasma glucose test, hemoglobin [A.sub.1c] (Hb[A.sub.1c]), capillary blood glucose (CBG) test, and a risk assessment questionnaire.