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Early identification of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes or with type 2 diabetes
The need for early identification
Many people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed. People with type 2 diabetes may have the condition for 5–10 years before diagnosis—by the time they are diagnosed, 50% of people have evidence of complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy or arterial disease
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG)—also collectively known as prediabetes, are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Early management can reduce progression to diabetes by up to 60%