Effective of a Simple Pre-Diabetes Screen


Effective of a Simple Pre-Diabetes Screen

Journal of Food and Clinical Nutrition is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes recent research developments made in the field of food science and nutrition biology. The journal provides an open access platform for the dissemination of the latest developments in the field of food and nutrition.

Diabetes is a global problem. According to WHO the global prevalence of diabetes was estimated to be 9% among adults aged 18+ years. In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes and it is predicted diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Notably, more than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. The condition is highest among adults of color, with half of Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and African-Americans estimated to have prediabetes.

Not only is diabetes of concern but also the precursor-prediabetes is epidemic. Although 37% of adults have prediabetes, only 11% are aware of it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated 1 of every 3 adults in the U.S. (86 million Americans) had prediabetes in 2010; alarmingly 1 out of 3 young adults (18-39 years) had prediabetes. Although 37% of adults have prediabetes, it is estimated 9 out of 10 are unaware they are living with the condition. Consequently without lifestyle changes to improve their health, an estimated 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. If this epidemic is not reversed, health care providers will be overwhelmed with patients with chronic conditions leading to amputation, blindness, and kidney failure resulting in skyrocketing health insurance costs.

This study focused on the utility of the 7-item CDC Pre-Diabetes Screening Test to identify “at risk” patients and the association with an abnormal A1C that would classify the patient as prediabetic. Specifically, the aims of this study were 1) to assess the ease of implementing the screen with the initial clinical assessment, 2) to evaluate the effectiveness of the screen to identify prediabetic patients with a confirmatory A1C, and 3) to evaluate patient responses to the diagnosis.

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Aaron Province
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Journal Food and Clinical Nutrition
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