Undiagnosed Diabetes Burden and Significance in the Canadian Population

  • T. Kue Young
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 498)


An individual is said to have undiagnosed diabetes if he/she has not been previously diagnosed as having diabetes, but whose plasma glucose levels satisfy established criteria for diabetes. The corollaries of this definition is that:
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    Individuals with undiagnosed diabetes can only be detected in a survey or screening setting where they are tested for plasma glucose levels and inquired about a past history of diabetes.

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    Once detected, such individuals are no longer undiagnosed.



Fasting Plasma Glucose Plasma Glucose Level American Diabetes Association Impaired Fasting Glucose Undiagnosed Diabetes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kue Young
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  1. 1.Department of Community Health SciencesUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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