Identifying and managing prediabetes

Journal Grab: Identifying and managing prediabetes could prevent progression to type 2 disease.

PEOPLE with a high concentration of blood glucose, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes, may have prediabetes. The prevalence of prediabetes in Spain is more than 12%, so researchers looked for associated risk factors.

This cohort study involved 125 GPs. It compared 1184 patients with prediabetes to 838 healthy people. Those with prediabetes were older and more likely to have a family history of diabetes. They tended to be obese,