Researchers create mortality risk calculator for diabetes

05/14/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers have developed an online tool to assess mortality risk in type 2 diabetes patients based on nine readily available metrics. The calculator can help stratify patients with low, medium or high risk of all-cause death within two years. "We do believe that the implementation of our model may help prioritize the use of available resources for targeting aggressive preventive and treatment strategies in a subset of very high-risk individuals," according to researchers. The study was published in Diabetes Care.

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