Diagnosing abnormal glucose tolerance in hypertensive women: are we making the best choice?

Essential hypertension is a condition of peripheral insulin resistance; thus, fasting plasma glucose level (FPG) alone may not identify glucose tolerance abnormalities. To evaluate the value of an FPG of 100 mg/dL in the detection of these abnormalities in hypertensive women and to identify clinical markers of a high risk of glucose intolerance indicative… CONTINUE READING