Table 1—

Options and outcomes for subjects with an FPG of 100–109 mg/dl (inclusive)

Option 1: Lower the cutpoint to 100 mg/dl
  Outcome 1.1) True positive: subject has a glucose problem* and is diagnosed with IFG
  Outcome 1.2) False positive: subject does not have a glucose problem and is diagnosed with IFG
Option 2: Leave the cutpoint unchanged at 110 mg/dl
  Outcome 2.1) False negative: subject has a glucose problem but is not diagnosed with IFG
  Outcome 2.2) True negative: subject does not have a glucose problem and is not diagnosed as IFG
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    * The term “glucose problem” denotes some disturbance of glucose metabolism that will decrease the subject’s longevity or decrease the quality of the subject’s life at present or at some future time.