The criteria for diagnosing diabetes include

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Polyuria, polydipsia and unexplained weight loss in addition to casual plasma glucose concentrations greater than 200 mg/dL (casual means just a random sample regardless of the time since the last meal)…

OR, if the fasting plasma glucose is greater than 126 mg/dL (fasting is defined as no caloric intake for at least 8 hours)…

OR, if the plasma glucose is greater than 200 mg/dL at 2 hours post caloric intake, during an oral glucose tolerance test.

Recently, the criteria for diagnosing a diabetic state was changed – for fasting plasma glucose levels, the former level that defined diabetes was 140 mg/dL, NOW its 126 mg/dL.

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