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Combining fasting plasma glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin improved the accuracy for detecting patients with diabetes
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    Pragmatic Criteria for excluding diabetes in borderline patients

    Dear Editor

    In our primary care practice we are grappling with the diagnostic criteria for (type II) DM.

    We use FPG as our main investigation with the WHO criteria of FPG <7.0 on two occasions defining diabetes.

    In the event of repeated FPGs between 6 and 7 (& presumably a previous RPG 7-11.1) we have previously referred patients for an OGTT. However, we have found that this often does not lead to...

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