Prediabetes patients show similar heart risks as those with diabetes

05/6/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Data on 86 percutaneous coronary intervention patients showed 36% of those with prediabetes had coronary artery disease, compared with 42% of those with diabetes and 21% of people with normal blood glucose levels. Researchers also found 37% of prediabetes patients had hyperlipidemia, compared with 38% of those with diabetes and 24% of those with normal blood glucose levels. The findings were presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists annual meeting.

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