Counterpoint: Evidence-based prevention of type 2 diabetes: the power of lifestyle management.

@article{Tuomilehto2007CounterpointEP,
  title={Counterpoint: Evidence-based prevention of type 2 diabetes: the power of lifestyle management.},
  author={Jaakko Tuomilehto},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={435-8}
}
The need to prevent type 2 diabetes was recognized as early as the 1920s (1), but surprisingly little was done to apply preventive measures against this disease in subsequent decades (2,3). One of the main problems was the lack of evidence based on well-conducted studies. There were several clinical trials, but they were usually grossly underpowered, had flaws in design and conduct, and most used antidiabetes drugs as the intervention (3). Luckily, firm positive results from several randomized… CONTINUE READING