Journal article

New classification and criteria for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

PG Colman, DW Thomas, PZ Zimmet, TA Welborn, P Garcia-Webb, MP Moore

The New Zealand Medical Journal | SOUTHERN COLOUR PRINT | Published : 1999

Abstract

Diagnosis of diabetes is not in doubt when there are classical symptoms of thirst and polyuria and a random venous plasma glucose level > or =11.1 mmol/L. The Australasian Working Party on Diagnostic Criteria for Diabetes Mellitus recommends: Immediate adoption of the new criterion for diagnosis of diabetes as proposed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) - fasting venous plasma glucose level > or =7.0 mmol/L; Immediate adoption of the new classification for diabetes mellitus proposed by the ADA and WHO, which comprises four aetiological types - type 1, type 2, other specific types and gestational diabetes - with impaired glucose tolerance and im..

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