High-risk diabetes patients targeted

Wed, 04 Jun 2008
According to the May issue of Diabetes Care, a new diabetes study called the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score could help to identify patients with a high risk of type 2 diabetes . The study will identify and intervene to prevent type 2 diabetes .

A doctor from the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland, Jaana Lindstrom, reportedly commented: "Intensive lifestyle intervention significantly reduced diabetes incidence among the participants in the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study."

The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score, reports indicate, will combine eight major risk characteristics, including high blood sugar, age, body mass index, waist circumference, high blood pressure, lack of fruit and vegetables in diet and family history of diabetes .

Lindstrom and colleagues reportedly commented: "Lifestyle intervention is labor-intensive and therefore costly, which is one of the barriers against setting up programs with intensive lifestyle intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes . The present results suggest that by using the Finish Diabetes Risk Score as a prescreening method, the cost-efficiency of lifestyle interventions could be drastically increased."
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