Early diagnosis of T2DM using high sensitive tests in the mandatory medical examinations for fishers, seafarers and other transport workers

Olaf C. Jensen*, Agnes Flores, Victoria Corman, Maria Luisa Canals, David Lucas, Ilona Denisenko, Don Eliseo III Lucero-Prisno, Anna Elisabet Lilja Secher, Gregers Stig Andersen, Marit Eika Jørgensen, Finn Gyntelberg

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Abstract

Transport workers like seafarers, truck-, bus-, train- and taxi drivers and fishers have a known great inequity in health at work including high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Their routine mandatory medical examinations use urine glucose for diabetes check with more than 50% false negatives, which should be replaced by high sensitive tests for diabetes-2, like A1C, Fasting Glucose (FPG) or Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT).

Original languageEnglish
JournalPrimary Care Diabetes
Volume16
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)211-213
ISSN1751-9918
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Air pilots
  • Bus drivers
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Early diagnosis
  • Fishers
  • Fit for duty
  • Medical examination
  • Seafarers
  • T2DM
  • Taxi drivers
  • Truck drivers

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