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Development and validation of QDiabetes-2018 risk prediction algorithm to estimate future risk of type 2 diabetes: cohort study

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5019 (Published 20 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5019

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Re: Development and validation of QDiabetes-2018 risk prediction algorithm to estimate future risk of type 2 diabetes: cohort study

We read with Interest this article on QDiabetes-2018. Incorporation of new factors add further validity to the study as correctly mentioned by the authors. We wish to know whether risk varies across all ethnicities for each newly incorporated risk factor especially with statin use,antipsychotic usage and in subjects with GDM and PCOS. This algorithm may find a definite place in Asian countries like China and India where incidence is quite high.

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 November 2017
Rohit Barnabas
Physician
Thomas Vizhalil Paul
Endocrinology Dept
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India