Progress of impaired glucose tolerance to diabetes mellitus among Niueans.


Noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is a major public health problem among Polynesians in the South Pacific. The prevalence of NIDDM on Niue Island is higher than other Pacific Islands and is increasing. NIDDM is preceded by a state of impaired glucose tolerance in some cases. Progress to NIDDM is associated with certain factors that are… (More)