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Article: Reason for screening and methods of diagnosing type II diabetes mellitus

TitleReason for screening and methods of diagnosing type II diabetes mellitus
Authors
KeywordsDiabetes mellitus
Chinese
screening
body mass index
oral glucose tolerance test
Issue Date1995
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 1995, v. 17 n. 4, p. 149-153 How to Cite?
AbstractThe aim of this study was to assess the reasons for screening and the methods of diagnosing Type II diabetic patients. It was a retrospective analysis of patients attending the Ap Lei Chan Clinic of the General Practice Unit of the University of Hong Kong. Of a total patient population of 3,400, 47 new cases of Type II diabetes mellitus were diagnosed between September 1992 and September 1993. Three quarters of these newty diagnosed diabetic patients were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. Only 4% presented with the classical symptoms of polyuria and/or polydipsia. About one third required oral glucose tolerance test to confirm the diagnosis. Screening of asymptomatic patients is important to identify many of the undiagnosed Type II diabetic patients. An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) should be performed in those whose fasting blood sugar was elevated but not diagnostic of diabetes mellitus.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45101
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.date.issued1995en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 1995, v. 17 n. 4, p. 149-153en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess the reasons for screening and the methods of diagnosing Type II diabetic patients. It was a retrospective analysis of patients attending the Ap Lei Chan Clinic of the General Practice Unit of the University of Hong Kong. Of a total patient population of 3,400, 47 new cases of Type II diabetes mellitus were diagnosed between September 1992 and September 1993. Three quarters of these newty diagnosed diabetic patients were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. Only 4% presented with the classical symptoms of polyuria and/or polydipsia. About one third required oral glucose tolerance test to confirm the diagnosis. Screening of asymptomatic patients is important to identify many of the undiagnosed Type II diabetic patients. An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) should be performed in those whose fasting blood sugar was elevated but not diagnostic of diabetes mellitus.en_HK
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dc.subjectDiabetes mellitusen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectscreeningen_HK
dc.subjectbody mass indexen_HK
dc.subjectoral glucose tolerance testen_HK
dc.titleReason for screening and methods of diagnosing type II diabetes mellitusen_HK
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