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What protects against pre-diabetes progressing to diabetes? Observational study of integrated health and social data

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 14 January 2019


Andrea Teng
Tony Blakely
Nina Scott
Rawiri Jansen
Bridgette Masters-Awatere
Jeremy D. Krebs
John Oetzel

Year of Publication



Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)


The aim of this research was to examine the factors that protect against this progression of type 2 diabetes in people with newly diagnosed prediabetes. The study population included 14,043 adults with pre-diabetes enrolled in upper North Island primary health organisations. The results conclude that, while higher progression rates were evident for Māori and Pacific peoples, males and those with obesity, all of whom should be targeted for pre-diabetes interventions, speaking indigenous languages was identified as a protective factor.

Type of Study

*Clinical audit

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