Is fasting blood glucose a reliable parameter for screening for diabetes in hypertension?

@article{Bur2003IsFB,
  title={Is fasting blood glucose a reliable parameter for screening for diabetes in hypertension?},
  author={A. Bur and Harald Herkner and Christian Woisetschlaeger and Marianne Vlcek and Ulla Derhaschnig and Michael M. Hirschl},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={297-301}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of a combination of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) for screening for diabetes in hypertensive patients. The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) served as a gold standard for the detection of diabetes. METHODS The cross-sectional study was performed in the Hypertension Unit of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the General Hospital of Vienna between January 1999 and July… CONTINUE READING