Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese subjects made easy by the FINDRISC score.

@article{Meijnikman2016ScreeningFT,
  title={Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese subjects made easy by the FINDRISC score.},
  author={Abraham S. Meijnikman and Christophe E. M. De Block and An Verrijken and Ilse L. Mertens and Bob Corthouts and Luc F. Van Gaal},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={2016},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1043-9}
}
AIM To evaluate the use of the FINDRISC score in an overweight and obese population to predict glucose status. METHODS In 651 overweight/obese subjects (M/F: 193/458, age 43±13 y, BMI 38.2±6.1kg/m(2)) glucose status was tested using OGTT and HbA1c. Furthermore, the FINDRISC questionnaire and CT visceral fat (VAT) and subcutaneous fat (SAT) were examined. RESULTS Exactly 50.4% were found to have prediabetes and 11.1% were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) (M/F=22.2/8.8%). Subjects… CONTINUE READING
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