Prevention of type 2 diabetes

Samy I. McFarlane, John J. Shin, Tatjana Rundek, J. Thomas Bigger

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Abstract

Diabetes is a major public health problem that is approaching epidemic proportions in our society and worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in people with diabetes. Control of cardiovascular disease risk factors is achieved only in a minority of patients. Given the magnitude of the problem and the seriousness of diabetes complications, prevention appears to be a logical approach to curb the rising prevalence of the disease. Interventions such as lifestyle modifications and the use of metformin and acarbose have been shown in randomized prospective trials to prevent diabetes in high-risk patients. Other interventions are currently being examined in large prospective studies. It is likely that one or a combination of these approaches will make diabetes prevention a reality in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Diabetes Reports
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Acarbose
Metformin
Diabetes Complications
Life Style
Public Health
Prospective Studies
Morbidity
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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McFarlane, S. I., Shin, J. J., Rundek, T., & Bigger, J. T. (2003). Prevention of type 2 diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports, 3(3), 235-241.

Prevention of type 2 diabetes. / McFarlane, Samy I.; Shin, John J.; Rundek, Tatjana; Bigger, J. Thomas.

In: Current Diabetes Reports, Vol. 3, No. 3, 01.06.2003, p. 235-241.

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McFarlane, SI, Shin, JJ, Rundek, T & Bigger, JT 2003, 'Prevention of type 2 diabetes', Current Diabetes Reports, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 235-241.
McFarlane SI, Shin JJ, Rundek T, Bigger JT. Prevention of type 2 diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports. 2003 Jun 1;3(3):235-241.
McFarlane, Samy I. ; Shin, John J. ; Rundek, Tatjana ; Bigger, J. Thomas. / Prevention of type 2 diabetes. In: Current Diabetes Reports. 2003 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 235-241.
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