The challenge of undiagnosed pre-diabetes, diabetes and associated cardiovascular disease

  • V.V. G
  • 2


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A


    Citations of this article.


Objective: To present the challenges of undiagnosed pre-diabetes, diabetes and associated cardiovascular disease. Results: A substantial number of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes remain undiagnosed worldwide. Without preventive measures, pre-diabetes progresses to overt diabetes at the rate of approximately 5% per year. Both diabetes and pre-diabetes are associated with vascular complications. Conclusion: Undiagnosed pre-diabetes and diabetes is a major health problem, and we recommend widespread screening for diabetes. An international expert committee has recommended that HbA1c be used for the diagnosis of diabetes. Further studies are needed before HbA1c can be used as a diagnostic test for gestational diabetes. ©2009 International Journal of Diabetes Mellitus.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *cardiovascular disease/co [Complication]
  • *cardiovascular disease/di [Diagnosis]
  • *impaired glucose tolerance/di [Diagnosis]
  • *impaired glucose tolerance/pc [Prevention]
  • *non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus/di [Diagn
  • *non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus/pc [Preve
  • diagnostic error
  • diagnostic test
  • disease association
  • disease course
  • glucose blood level
  • glucose/ec [Endogenous Compound]
  • hemoglobin A1c/ec [Endogenous Compound]
  • human
  • oral glucose tolerance test
  • pregnancy diabetes mellitus/di [Diagnosis]
  • priority journal
  • public health problem
  • review
  • screening test
  • vascular disease/co [Complication]

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in


  • Gossain V.V.

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free