Classification and laboratory diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

Shui Boon Soh, Duncan Topliss

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a growing problem worldwide, resulting in enormous economic burdens for many countries. Over the years, there had been several changes in the classification of DM, due to its heterogeneous clinical and genetic nature. Though DM is traditionally diagnosed by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), there is a growing practice of utilization of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) as the diagnostic tool in the recent years. This chapter aims to cover the clinical stages, classification and types, as well as the laboratory diagnosis of DM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrinology and Diabetes
Subtitle of host publicationA Problem-Oriented Approach
EditorsFrancisco Bandeira, Hossein Gharib, Airton Golbert, Luiz Griz, Manual Faria
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781461486848
ISBN (Print)1461486831, 9781461486831
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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