Prediabetes ‘not a red flag in the over-75s’

An observational study suggests management of prediabetes can take a low priority in this age group
Associate Professor Neale Cohen.

Aggressive intervention is unwarranted in people older than 75 who meet criteria for prediabetes, researchers have concluded after tracking a cohort living in the community.

In one of the few studies to look at progression to disease among older adults with prediabetes, the US team found they were more likely to regress to normoglycaemia or die than be diagnosed with diabetes.