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Diabetes mellitus (DM) has become one of the most challenging public health problems globally.

Diabetes mellitus (DM) has become one of the most challenging public health problems globally.

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) has become one of the most challenging public health problems globally. The increasing prevalence and mortality rates call for more effective therapeutic agents, especially for DM complications. Known for a a long clinical application history of DM treatment, Modernized Traditional Chinese Herbs (MTCH) has attracted people's attention. 

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by a high blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time.(wiki)

 

There are several ways to diagnose diabetes. Each way usually needs to be repeated on a second day to diagnose diabetes.

The A1C test measures your average blood sugar for the past two to three months.

 Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) This test checks your fasting blood sugar levels. Fasting means after not having anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least 8 hours before the test.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) is a two-hour test that checks your blood sugar levels before and two hours after you drink a special sweet drink. (https://www.diabetes.org/a1c/diagnosis)

Result

A1C

 Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)

Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG)

Normal

less than 5.7%

 less than 140 mg/dl

less than 100 mg/dl

Prediabetes

5.7% to 6.4%

 140 mg/dl to 199 mg/dl

100 mg/dl to 125 mg/dl

Diabetes

6.5% or higher

 200 mg/dl or higher

126 mg/dl or higher

 

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