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Letters Preventing type 2 diabetes

Is there a need for new diabetes prevention trials?

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 24 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1003
  1. Kristine Færch, senior researcher1,
  2. Dorte Vistisen, senior researcher1
  1. 1Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, DK-2820 Gentofte, Denmark
  1. kristine.faerch{at}

We read with interest the article by Barry and colleagues on the efficacy and effectiveness of screening tests and interventions in pre-diabetes.1 Fasting glucose, two hour glucose, and HbA1c can now all be used to identify high risk patients.23 As such, none of them can be considered a gold …

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