Journal article

Dysglycaemia and Other Predictors for Progression or Regression from Impaired Fasting Glucose to Diabetes or Normoglycaemia

L de Abreu, Kara L Holloway, Mark A Kotowicz, Julie A Pasco



AIMS: Diabetes mellitus is a growing health problem worldwide. This study aimed to describe dysglycaemia and determine the impact of body composition and clinical and lifestyle factors on the risk of progression or regression from impaired fasting glucose (IFG) to diabetes or normoglycaemia in Australian women. METHODS: This study included 1167 women, aged 20-94 years, enrolled in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify predictors for progression to diabetes or regression to normoglycaemia (from IFG), over 10 years of follow-up. RESULTS: At baseline the proportion of women with IFG was 33.8% and 6.5% had diabetes. Those with fasting dysglycaemia..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (Projects 251638 and 628582), the Geelong Regional Medical Foundation, and Deakin University (Postgraduate Award); however, the funding bodies played no part in either the design or conduct of the study, the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data or the preparation or review of the paper. The authors would like to acknowledge Paul Lewandanski and his laboratory for performing the lipid analyses of serum samples collected from participants in this study.