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Current Diabetes Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 200–207 | Cite as

Prevention of type 2 diabetes: An update

  • Amal FaragEmail author
  • Jocelyne Karam
  • John Nicasio
  • Samy I. McFarlane
Article

Abstract

With the rising tide of the diabetes epidemic leading to increased morbidity and mortality (primarily from cardiovascular disease), together with failure to control the disease and its associated complications, prevention of diabetes appears to be the logical option for curbing this epidemic. Several trials have been completed, and others ongoing, using various strategies for diabetes prevention. In this review, we provide an update on diabetes prevention strategies, highlighting the rationale behind such interventions, together with an outlook of the ongoing efforts that are likely to provide additional options for patients at risk for diabetes.

Keywords

Metformin Rosiglitazone Valsartan Ramipril Acarbose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amal Farag
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jocelyne Karam
  • John Nicasio
  • Samy I. McFarlane
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology, Veterans AdministrationNew York Harbor Healthcare SystemBrooklynUSA

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