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About 25 percent of those with prediabetes go on to develop diabetes within three to five years.

Villarivera C, Wolcott J, Jain A, Zhang Y, et al. The US Preventive Services Task Force Should Consider A Broader Evidence Base In Updating Its Diabetes Screening Guidelines. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 35-42. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/35.abstract

Reference

Title
The US Preventive Services Task Force Should Consider A Broader Evidence Base In Updating Its Diabetes Screening Guidelines
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Villarivera C, Wolcott J, Jain A, Zhang Y, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
35-42
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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