Sugar trap

levels of blood sugar earlier considered normal by physicians all over the world, are actually high and people having such levels may also have diabetes, says a us Committee on the Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus constituted by the American Diabetic Association (ada).

According to the new guidelines recommended by the Committee, a person is considered diabetic if two readings taken on different days show that the level of glucose in the blood is 126 mg per decilitre or more. At present, the cut-off point is 140 mg. The ada recommends that more expensive, time-consuming and cumbersome test called oral glucose tolerance test, which requires patients to undergo two tests

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