Rethinking the use of urine dipstick for early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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

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Abstract

Transport workers, seafarers and fishers have biannual mandatory fit-for duty medical examinations. Urine dipstick is used for early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to low sensitivity with more than 80% false negatives the method should be replaced by highly sensitive blood tests, Hb1Ac or similar for diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus to pursue the UN Global Sustainable Goals, especially Goal 3: Good health and well-being for all workers and Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109222
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume184
ISSN0168-8227
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • False negatives
  • Hb1Ac
  • Screening
  • Sensitivity
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Urine dipstick

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