Recommendations: Prevention/Delay of Type 2 Diabetes
Recommendations for the prevention/delay of type 2 diabetes1 are summarized on two slides Slide 1 of 2 Individuals at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes (i.e., those with impaired fasting glucose [IFG], impaired glucose tolerance [IGT] or both) can be given interventions that significantly decrease rate of onset of diabetes Based on results of clinical trials and known risks of progression of prediabetes to diabetes, person with an A1C of 5.7%–6.4%, IGT or IFG should be counseled on lifestyle changes: 7% weight loss and moderate physical activity of at least 150 minutes/week21References American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S16. Nathan DM, Davidson MB, DeFronzo RA, et al., for the American Diabetes Association. Impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance: implications for care. Diabetes Care 2007;30:753-759. DREAM Trial Investigators. Incidence of diabetes following ramipril or rosiglitazone withdrawal. Diabetes Care 2011;34:1265-1269.