Fasting plasma glucose in the screening for type 2 diabetes in morbidly obese subjects.

@article{Hofs2010FastingPG,
  title={Fasting plasma glucose in the screening for type 2 diabetes in morbidly obese subjects.},
  author={Dag Hofs\o and Trond Jenssen and Helle Borgstr\om Hager and Jo R\oislien and J\oran Hjelmesaeth},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={302-7}
}
BACKGROUND Higher mortality rates among morbidly obese (BMI of > or =40 or > or =35 kg/m2 with weight-related comorbidities) subjects are mainly explained by comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes. As bariatric surgery ameliorates diabetes, obese diabetic subjects will receive great benefits from bariatric surgery. Screening for diabetes prior to surgical referral is therefore crucial. METHODS We studied 1,253 consecutively recruited (2005-2008) morbidly obese subjects (67% women). Among… CONTINUE READING
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