Detect-2: early detection of type 2 diabetes and IGT

Type 2 diabetes has reached pandemic levels, with the global number of people with the condition predicted to exceed 330 million by 2025. Overall, at least 50% of those with diabetes presently do not know that they have the condition. In developing countries the proportion with undiagnosed diabetes is considerably higher. At the time of clinical diagnosis, every second person with diabetes has already developed one or more micro- or macrovascular complications. If preventative care is to be fully effective, then one condition of this is that diagnosis of diabetes and the glucose intolerance that precedes it is achieved earlier.
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prevention, screening, type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, IGT, DETECT-2, DECODE, DECODA, WHO, ADDITION
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