Fasting versus postload glucose levels: why the controversy?

  title={Fasting versus postload glucose levels: why the controversy?},
  author={Hertzel C. Gerstein},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={24 11},
In 1997, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) published updated criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes and states of glucose tolerance (1). Its recommendation that the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) not be routinely used to identify people with either diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) has fueled considerable controversy regarding the importance of such testing in either a clinical or epidemiological context (2–9). Generally, these reports have pointed out that a fasting plasma… CONTINUE READING
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