Hyperglycaemia: link to excess mortality.

  title={Hyperglycaemia: link to excess mortality.},
  author={Eveline Eschw{\`e}ge and Beverley Balkau},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice. Supplement},
Asymptomatic diabetes is defined by chronic hyperglycaemia. The 2-h post-challenge glucose level is not generally used in practice and consequently not recommended for diagnosis, so diabetes is defined from fasting hyperglycaemia. Several large studies have been used to evaluate the impact of different diagnostic definitions on the risk of premature death. Meta-analysis of component studies in the Diabetes Epidemiology: Collaborative Analysis of Diagnostic Criteria in Europe (DECODE) study… CONTINUE READING