[Possible to prevent prediabetes from progressing to manifest type 2 diabetes]

Lakartidningen. 2019 Apr 9;116:FHHL.
[Article in Swedish]


Different prediabetic states precede overt type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes also carries an increased cardiovascular risk per seand may be divided into fasting hyperglycemia, impaired glucose tolerance and intermediate hyperglycemia. Mixed forms of these are very common. Prediabetes develops insidiously for many years and usually produces no symptoms until very late. It is possible to prevent prediabetes from progressing to manifest type 2 diabetes and it can also be made to revert to normoglycemia. The importance of lifestyle interventions, pharmacological treatment, surgical treatment and community efforts is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / etiology
  • Diet, Diabetic
  • Exercise
  • Health Promotion
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Humans
  • Prediabetic State* / complications
  • Prediabetic State* / diet therapy
  • Prediabetic State* / drug therapy
  • Prediabetic State* / prevention & control
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking Prevention