TITLE

Diagnosing diabetes on admission hyperglycaemia

AUTHOR(S)
Qureshi, Ayesha C.; Asherson, Andrew P.; Grossman, Ashley B.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Heart;Jan2012, Vol. 98 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors discuss the utility of admission hyperglycemia to diagnose diabetes. Review of various studies indicate that while admission hyperglycaemia is very likely to suggest either diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), a subsequent oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is required to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes. Thus, the authors claim that utility of treating admission hyperglycaemia remains unclear that requires further investigations.
ACCESSION #
69749217

 

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