Letters Screening for type 2 diabetes

Engagement with interventions is a problem

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5378 (Published 14 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5378
  1. Ian Lake, general practitioner1
  1. 1Regent Street Surgery, Stonehouse GL10 2AA, UK
  1. lakei{at}tiscali.co.uk

Evidence from around the world suggests that the onset of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or certainly delayed.1 2 There is also some evidence of population based prevention from Cuba in the early 1990s.3 The decline in incidence of heart disease (35%) and diabetes (51%) was attributed to increased exercise and decreased energy intake …

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