Identification of persons at high risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus: do we need the oral glucose tolerance test?

@article{Stern2002IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of persons at high risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus: do we need the oral glucose tolerance test?},
  author={Michael P. Stern and Ken J. Orton Williams and Steven M. Haffner},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={136 8},
  pages={
          575-81
        }
}
Context Lifestyle and pharmaceutical interventions can prevent overt diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance. Oral glucose tolerance testing is the reference standard for identifying impaired glucose tolerance, but it is inconvenient and relatively expensive. Contribution The authors developed multivariable models that use readily available clinical variables to predict the development of diabetes. The models were more accurate than oral glucose tolerance testing alone. Adding… CONTINUE READING

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