Published: 11 July 2018
Author(s): W. Kleinherenbrink, E. Osei, H.M. den Hertog, A.A.M. Zandbergen
Issue: July 2018
Section: Narrative Review Article

Prediabetes is an intermediate metabolic state between normal glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus. Patients with prediabetes have an increased risk (of up to 70%) of developing type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is highly prevalent in patient with macrovascular disease including coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease, persisting in the post-acute phase, which suggests true disturbance of glucose metabolism rather than a temporary reflection of stress. Moreover, the clinical and functional outcome in these patients is worse compared to patients with normal glucose metabolism.


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