Research shows one-hour glucose improves diabetes prediction

The one-hour plasma glucose level during an oral glucose-tolerance test had the best performance in the early prediction of type 2 diabetes — with 75% accuracy, 75% sensitivity and 68% specificity — compared with the 30-minute and two-hour plasma glucose, A1C, clinical risk factors, metabolic markers and combinations of these variables, according to a study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Finnish researchers evaluated 1,527 predictive models and found that the addition of one-hour plasma glucose to other predictive models improved the performance of predicting diabetes.

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