Impaired Fasting Plasma Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Are Related to the Risk of Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Death and All-Cause Mortality

ADA: December 17, 2012

OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether impaired fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and type 2 diabetes may be risk factors for sudden cardiac death (SCD).

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This prospective study was based on 2,641 middle-aged men 42–60 years of age at baseline. Impaired FPG level (≥5.6 mmol/L) among nondiabetic subjects (501 men) was defined according to the established guidelines, and the group with type 2 diabetes included subjects (159 men) who were treated with oral hypoglycemic agents, insulin therapy, and/or diet. Read More