Screening and diagnosis of prediabetes: where are we headed?

@article{Alberti2007ScreeningAD,
  title={Screening and diagnosis of prediabetes: where are we headed?},
  author={K. George M. M. Alberti},
  journal={Diabetes, obesity & metabolism},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
  pages={12-6}
}
It is currently estimated that more than 300 million people have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), putting them at increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its adverse consequences. In addition, many others are at risk on the basis of a family history of T2DM, obesity, dyslipidaemia and hypertension. Screening for risk should include both blood glucose testing in high-risk populations and prescreening (e.g. by questionnaire, waist circumference measurement) to identify high-risk… CONTINUE READING

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