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02:26 Aug 11, 2004
English to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical: Health Care
English term or phrase:is diagnostic of
...high plasma glucose is diagnostic of diabetes mellitus in a patient...
Explanation: Plasma glucose level could be used as an indicator to determine whether a patient has diabetes mellitus or not. The "gold standard" for diagnosing diabetes is an elevated blood (plasma) sugar level after an overnight fast (not eating anything after midnight). A value above 140 mg/dl on at least two occasions typically means a person has diabetes. Normal people have fasting sugar levels that generally run between 70-110 mg/dl.