+ Site Statistics
+ Resolve Accession
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
EurekaMag PDF Full Text Supply ServicePDF Full Text Supply Service
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
Submit PDF Full TextSubmit PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn
Follow on LinkedInFollow on Tumblr

+ Translate

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and an assessment of methods of detection among a community of elderly Chinese in Hong Kong

, : The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and an assessment of methods of detection among a community of elderly Chinese in Hong Kong. Diabetologia 30(11): 863-868

This study provides information on the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a group of elderly Chinese subjects aged 60 and above living in the community in Hong Kong, and investigates the sensitivity of the urine sugar, random blood glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin, and fructosamine measurements compared to a glucose tolerance test in screening for diabetes mellitus in this population. Four hundred twenty-seven subjects aged 60 and above were studied. The National Diabetes Data Group Criteria were used for the diagnosis of diabetes. Those with a random blood glucose exceeding 12.5 mmol/l were considered diabetic, and all of these patients had glycosuria together with elevated total glycosylated haemoglobin and fructosamine concentrations. A diagnostic 75 g oral glucose tolerance test was performed on patients with one or more of the following abnormalities: glycosuria, random plasma blood glucose 7.8 mmol/l to 12.5 mmol/l, glycosylated haemoglobin 8.5%, and fructosamine 2.20 mmol/l. By these criteria, the prevalence of diabetes in this community was found to be 9.8%. An elevated random glucose greater than 11.1 mmol/l proved to be the only specific method of screening and glycosuria was found to be at least as good as fructosamine and HbA1. However, HbA1 is more sensitive than random glucose, glycosuria or fructosamine in detecting impaired glucose tolerance. On the basis of this study, a higher reference range for glycosylated haemoglobin for the elderly alone is also suggested (5.74-9.34%).

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Order PDF Full Text


Click here to order any other PDF Full Text

Accession: 041720766

PMID: 3446553

PDF Full Text: Submit

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Other references

Levis, D. G.; Ford, J. J.; Christenson, R. K., 1989: Boar sexual behaviour and evaluation technique. The sexual behaviour of 40 boars, aged 10 months, was evaluated from their response over a 5-min period to a tethered, ovariectomised, oestrus-induced gilt, using an index calculated from their time to 1st mount, time mounted with penis not expose...

Wohl R.C.; Sinio L.; Summaria L.; Robbins K.C., 1983: Comparative activation kinetics of mammalian plasminogens. Five native mammalian plasminogen species, i.e., cat, dog, bovine, rabbit, and horse, were studied and compared to native human plasminogen with respect to their substrate and enzymatic properties in various activated forms. These studies are an e...

Min, Sang-Won; Chang, Wen-Pin; Sudhof, Thomas, C., 2007: E-Syts, a family of membranous Ca superscript 2+(B-sensor proteins with multiple C subscript 2(B domains. C subscript 2(B domains are autonomously folded protein modules that generally act as Ca superscript 2+(B- and phospholipid-binding domains and/or as protein-protein interaction domains. We now report the primary structures and biochemical propert...

Bausa Alcalde, Maria, 1954: Influence of sugars on the in vitro** cultivation of isolated roots of egg plant. Roots of eggplant were found to exist indefinitely when placed in WI medium. The difference in reactions of roots in mediums M and WI is attributed to the difference in sugars, their concn., and the presence of Cl- in WI. Exptl. results indicate g...

Mahaney, Wc; Wilson, E; Boyer, Mg; Hancock, Rgv, 1995: Marginal bleaching of thalli of Rhizocarpon as evidence for acid rain in the Norra Storjallet, Sweden. Environmental pollution7(1): 71-75

Provost, G.P., 1977: The APhA in 1852 and 1977. Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association 17(10): 613-613

Waleed Abdalati; Konrad Steffen, 1995: Passive microwave-derived snow melt regions on the Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters 22(7): 787

Knopp, S.; Bjørge, T.; Nesland, J.M.; Tropé, C.; Holm, R., 2005: Cyclins D1, D3, E, and A in vulvar carcinoma patients. Objective. The treatment of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma patients is often mutilating. Effort is being made to individualize treatment in order to reduce negative side effects for patients with good prognosis. Molecular markers have been able to...

Shanks D.R.; Preston G.C.; Stanhope K.J., 1986: Effects of distractor familiarity on habituation of neophobia. When the first presentation of a neophobic flavor is immediately followed by a distractor flavor, habituation of the neophobic response is typically attenuated. This is manifested by the fact that neophobia is still shown to the target flavor on i...

Youk G. U.; Whittaker W.; Volpe R., 2000: Water-searchers; reconfigurable and self sustaining army of subsurface exploration robots searching for water; ice using multiple sensors. LPI Contribution Pages 322