Abnormal two-hour 75-g oral glucose tolerance test result, with glucose 200 mg/dL or higher at two hours

Any abnormal test result must be repeated on a subsequent occasion to establish the diagnosis

Classification of Metabolic Control in Patients with Diabetes




Action warranted

HbA1c (normal: less than 6 percent)

6 percent or less

7 percent or less

Greater than 8 percent

Blood pressure

Less than 130/80 mm Hg

Less than 130/85 mm Hg

Greater than 140/90 mm Hg


Less than 150 mg/dL

Less than 200 mg/dL

Greater than 400 mg/dL

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

Less than 100 mg/dL

Less than 130 mg/dL

Greater than 130 mg/dL

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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