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Med Clin North Am. 2011 Mar;95(2):299-307, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2010.11.003.

Epidemiology of prediabetes.

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Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise, University of Sydney, K25 Medical Foundation Building, New South Wales 2006, Australia. Stephen.colagiuri@sydney.edu.au

Abstract

Identifying individuals at increased risk of developing diabetes has assumed increasing importance with the expansion of the evidence from clinical trials on the prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes using lifestyle modification and medication. The epidemiology of prediabetes depends on the diagnostic method used. Glucose measures defining impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose levels identify about 10% of the adults to have prediabetes, whereas glycated hemoglobin-based criteria identify a significantly lower proportion of the population. Increasingly, multifactorial risk tools are being used and cut-points set to identify approximately 15% of the population as being at high risk.

PMID:
21281834
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2010.11.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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