Standard test unreliable for diagnosing prediabetes in children

06/16/2008 | HealthDay News

New research suggests that the standard blood-glucose test is not as reliable as a glucose-stress test for detecting prediabetes in children. A study of 172 obese children found the fasting blood-glucose test detected that 8% of the children met the diagnostic criteria for prediabetes, compared with 25% using the glucose-stress test.

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