Association between Weight Loss and Prediabetes Progression to Diabetes at Cheyenne UW Family Medicine: A Retrospective Cohort Study
thesisposted on 01.01.2018, 00:00 authored by Sidney Ren, Thanh-Nga Nguyen
In 2015, one in three U.S. adults had prediabetes. Substantial evidence supports the use of lifestyle interventions in patients with prediabetes to prevent or delay the incidence of diabetes progression, with the primary benefit derived from interventions targeting weight loss. However, limited evidence elucidates the association between weight loss and progression from prediabetes to diabetes outside of structured interventional programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program. In this retrospective cohort analysis, we evaluate the association between weight loss on reducing the risk of progression to diabetes over one year in prediabetic patients seen in a family practice clinic.