Prediabetes, becoming the equivalent of coronary artery disease [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 458-465 | DOI: 10.5505/tkda.2012.40325

Prediabetes, becoming the equivalent of coronary artery disease

Köksal Ceyhan, Fatih Altunkaş
Gaziosmanpasa University, Medical Faculty Cardiology Department, Tokat, Turkey

Prediabetes refers to a state where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to meet the diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus. Similar to the worldwide trend, data derived from large studies has shown an increasing trend in the prevalence of prediabetes in Turkey. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, 79 million individuals in the United States have prediabetes. This implies a large population worldwide is at risk of developing diabetes in the near future. In addition to its strong association with the development of diabetes, prediabetes itself represents an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and its complications. This review will focus on definition, detection, association with cardiovascular disease and treatment of prediabetes.

Keywords: Fasting, body mass index, diabetes mellitus, glucose tolerance test; blood glucose; prediabetic state/diagnosis; Turkey/epidemiology

How to cite this article
Köksal Ceyhan, Fatih Altunkaş. Prediabetes, becoming the equivalent of coronary artery disease. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 458-465

Corresponding Author: Köksal Ceyhan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: Turkish
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