Diagnosis

The 50g glucose challenge test does not diagnose gestational diabetes

The 50g glucose challenge test does not diagnose gestational diabetes

This systematic review found that the 50g test is not accurate enough to diagnose gestational diabetes on its own. Clinical question In pregnant women <32 weeks gestation, what is the sensitivity and specificity of the 50g glucose challenge test? The conventional test for diabetes is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), in which a woman …

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The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score did not perform well as a screening tool for type 2 diabetes

The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score did not perform well as a screening tool for type 2 diabetes

A recent UK Health Technology Assessment pointed out the problems with screening for type 2 diabetes.  However, research continues into the performance of tools to detect type 2.  On the basis of this paper, we won’t be changing that advice any time soon. Methods This community screening study was undertaken in urban settings in the …

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