Metformin for Preventing Progression From Prediabetes to Diabetes Mellitus in People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Via Peters

Background Diabetes mellitus (DM) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases in people living with HIV (PLHIV). Prediabetes, a condition preceding DM, is common in PLHIV receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Both metformin and lifestyle interventions have been established to reduce the risk of progression from prediabetes […]

Almost 30% Of U.S. Adolescents Have Prediabetes

Via Peters

A shocking new study from the the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics has found that a whopping 28% of U.S. adolescents meet diagnostic criteria for prediabetes, raising questions about the adequacy of current screening guidelines and prevention methods. The study analyzed data collected from ten cycles of the National Health and […]

Prevalence of Prediabetes and Undiagnosed Diabetes Mellitus

Via Peters

Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders with different etiologies defined by elevated glucose levels in the serum or persistent hyperglycemia. It involves abnormal insulin action, secretion or both.1 Type 2 DM is a very common form of the disease, has been predicted to be a heterogeneous group […]

What Does It Mean to Have Prediabetes?

Via Peters

It’s hard to know how to think about prediabetes, a condition in which a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to qualify as full-blown diabetes. On the one hand, many people with prediabetes go on to develop diabetes, which is now the seventh-leading cause […]