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Prediabetes pp 403-413 | Cite as

Strategies for Primary Prevention of Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

  • Jaako Tuomilehto
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 246)

Abstract

Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is a disease with poorly understood natural history and severe long-term complications, and it is associated with large human and economic burden and costs. Epidemiologic data from various parts of the world suggest that NIDDM is increasing in most populations and in some of them it has already reached epidemic proportions (1). Diabetes seriously affects the quality of life because of its complications and the life of diabetic patients is clearly shortened. These facts make the question of preventing NIDDM important.

Keywords

Glucose Tolerance Impaired Glucose Tolerance Gestational Diabetes Normal Glucose Tolerance Population Attributable Risk 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaako Tuomilehto
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  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyNational Public Health Institute HelsinkiFinland

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