American Diabetes: Diagnosis by a Random Blood Glucose Level


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American Diabetes: Diagnosis by a Random Blood Glucose Level
Case A1. The American Diabetes I will make the diagnosis by obtaining a random blood glucose level. According to the American Diabetes Association (a) (2010) a random plasma glucose greater than or equal to 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) in the presence of classic symptoms is diagnostic of diabetes, type 1. The Angela M. had the classic symptoms of polyphagia, polydypsia, polyuria and significant weight loss. Confirmation is only required for diagnosis in the form of repeat testing when the oral glucose tolerance test, fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C levels are used in the diagnosis in the absence of unequivocal hyperglycemia (Joslin Diabetes Center, 2009).2. Pharmacological...
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