Using a Quantitative Measure of Diabetes Risk in Clinical Practice to Target and Maximize Diabetes Prevention Interventions

Clinical Diabetes:  April 1, 2013

An estimated 79 million American adults are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, based on a condition referred to as prediabetes.1 Although there is currently no cure for type 2 diabetes, studies have definitively shown that the progression from prediabetes to diabetes can be delayed or prevented through lifestyle modifications and pharmacological treatment.2–4 Unfortunately, the vast majority of people with prediabetes are undiagnosed. Indeed, a recent study by Geiss et al.5 found that < 8% of U.S. adults with prediabetes are aware of their condition. Read more