Community screening for diabetes by blood glucose measurement; results of a five year experience

S. M. Genuth, H. B. Houser, J. R. Carter, Irwin R. Merkatz, J. W. Price, O. P. Schumacher, R. G. Wieland

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The Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland screened 307,000 individuals in the metropolitan area for diabetes with a 75 gm, oral load of carbohydrate. Of these subjects 12,600 (4.1%) had a two capillary blood glucose level of > 139 mg per cent and were defined as positive. Seventy per cent of the positives were retested, and 65% of these again had two hour levels > 139 mg%. Seventy one per cent of the original screening values were between 104 and 199 mg %. The rate of positivity on retesting increased with the original screening bracket reaching 90% at an original screening level of 240 mg % or higher. The frequency of positive retests also increased with age irrespective of whether the original screening level was less than or greater than 200 mg%. The implications of this large detection experience for conducting future mass surveys for diabetes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1110-1117
Number of pages8
JournalDiabetes
Volume25
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Genuth, S. M., Houser, H. B., Carter, J. R., Merkatz, I. R., Price, J. W., Schumacher, O. P., & Wieland, R. G. (1976). Community screening for diabetes by blood glucose measurement; results of a five year experience. Diabetes, 25(12), 1110-1117.

Community screening for diabetes by blood glucose measurement; results of a five year experience. / Genuth, S. M.; Houser, H. B.; Carter, J. R.; Merkatz, Irwin R.; Price, J. W.; Schumacher, O. P.; Wieland, R. G.

In: Diabetes, Vol. 25, No. 12, 1976, p. 1110-1117.

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Genuth, SM, Houser, HB, Carter, JR, Merkatz, IR, Price, JW, Schumacher, OP & Wieland, RG 1976, 'Community screening for diabetes by blood glucose measurement; results of a five year experience', Diabetes, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1110-1117.
Genuth SM, Houser HB, Carter JR, Merkatz IR, Price JW, Schumacher OP et al. Community screening for diabetes by blood glucose measurement; results of a five year experience. Diabetes. 1976;25(12):1110-1117.
Genuth, S. M. ; Houser, H. B. ; Carter, J. R. ; Merkatz, Irwin R. ; Price, J. W. ; Schumacher, O. P. ; Wieland, R. G. / Community screening for diabetes by blood glucose measurement; results of a five year experience. In: Diabetes. 1976 ; Vol. 25, No. 12. pp. 1110-1117.
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