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The diagnostic criteria for diabetes IFG and IGT are indeed confusing. Your footnote to Dr Fearn-Smith's letter (February 26) gives the two-hour OGTT WHO limit of 7, but this has remained at 7.8, while the fasting levels were altered to 7 for all conditions.

IFG should not only have a fasting glucose between 6.1 and 7.0 but also a two-hour OGTT of <>

As you can see, there is no definition for a person with a fasting glucose >7.0 but a two-hour OGTT of <7.8. in="" time-honoured="" fashion="" i="" propose="" beerstecher's="" syndrome="" for="" this,="" no="" doubt="" exceedingly="" rare,="">

Dr Hank Beerstecher

Sittingbourne, Kent

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