Table 3

The extra time gained for individuals with IGT before developing diabetes related disorders by preventions at different initiation ages
Different strategies Years gained before development of diabetes onset Years gained before development of complications
Age 25 Age 40 Age 60 Age 25 Age 40 Age 60
Screening with diet intervention 2.51 1.59 0.49 4.48 2.68 0.68
Screening with exercise intervention 2.94 1.85 0.57 5.20 3.06 0.78
Screening with duo-intervention 2.88 1.81 0.55 5.11 3.00 0.75
Screening alone 0.04 0.01 0 0.08 0.02 0

Subjects with IGT who received prevention strategies gained more years before having diabetes and of any kind of complications than the control, the term extra time was used for these years. All prevention strategies, except screening alone at initiation age of 60 years, offered some extra time. Moreover, the initiation ages were found to show proportional effect on extra time.

Liu et al.

Liu et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:729   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-729

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