Journal article

A European Evidence-Based Guideline for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

B Paulweber, P Valensi, J Lindstrom, NM Lalic, CJ Greaves, M McKee, K Kissimova-Skarbek, S Liatis, E Cosson, J Szendroedi, KE Sheppard, K Charlesworth, A-M Felton, M Hall, A Rissanen, J Tuomilehto, PE Schwarz, M Roden

Hormone and Metabolic Research | GEORG THIEME VERLAG KG | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The prevalence and socioeconomic burden of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and associated co-morbidities are rising worldwide. AIMS: This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for preventing T2DM. METHODS: A European multidisciplinary consortium systematically reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness of screening and interventions for T2DM prevention using SIGN criteria. RESULTS: Obesity and sedentary lifestyle are the main modifiable risk factors. Age and ethnicity are non-modifiable risk factors. Case-finding should follow a step-wise procedure using risk questionnaires and oral glucose tolerance testing. Persons with impaired glucose tolerance and/or fasting glucose are a..

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