Journal article

What protects against pre-diabetes progressing to diabetes? Observational study of integrated health and social data

Andrea Teng, Tony Blakely, Nina Scott, Rawiri Jansen, Bridgette Masters-Awatere, Jeremy Krebs, John Oetzel

DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: To examine the incidence of type 2 diabetes in people with newly diagnosed prediabetes and the factors that protect against this progression. METHODS: The study population was 14,043 adults with pre-diabetes enrolled in a primary health organization in the upper North Island of New Zealand. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and body mass index (BMI) were linked to government health, census and social datasets in the Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure. Adults with a first diagnosis of pre-diabetes between 2009 and 2017 (HbA1c in range 5.9-6.6% [41-49 mmol/mol]) were followed-up for type 2 diabetes incidence. Cox regression was used to examine protective factors and adjust f..

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