Pre-diabetes label has no benefit: researchers

Telling people they have borderline diabetes has no medical value, say researchers from University College London (UCL) and the Mayo Clinic.

Their analysis article, published in The British Medical Journal, states that current definitions for pre-diabetes cause "unnecessary" medicalization and create "unsustainable burdens" for healthcare systems.

"Pre-diabetes is an artificial category with virtually zero clinical relevance," says lead author John Yudkin, Emeritus Professor of medicine at UCL.

"There is no proven