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People at high risk of diabetes should undergo intensive lifestyle change, says NICE

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 15 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4301
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

All people in England at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes should be offered a place on an intensive lifestyle change programme, says updated guidance from the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).1

The guidance now states that anyone with a fasting glucose concentration between 5.5 and 6.9 mmol/L should be offered a place on such a programme but that priority should be given to anyone with a reading between 6.5 and 6.9 mmol/L, because of their increased risk of developing diabetes.

The guidance …

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