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American Diabetes Association calls for testing all those over 45

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.7m (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:7
  1. Norra Macready
  1. California

    Everyone older than 45 should be tested for diabetes, an expert committee of the American Diabetes Association recommended last week. It also advised that diabetes should be diagnosed at a fasting plasma glucose concentration of 7.0 mmol/l (126 mg/dl) instead of 7.8 mmol/l (140 mg/dl), the previous cutoff point. These announcements came during …

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