Pre-Diabetes Makes Patients Out of Healthy People, Say Critics
March 8, 2019
(The Guardian) – Labelling people as having pre-diabetes could do more harm than good, experts have said, as research reveals that even some of those involved in coining the term now reject it. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) introduced the term “pre-diabetes” at the turn of the millennium. It is used to describe someone at risk of developing diabetes but who does not have the disease or symptoms, and is based on a measure of average blood glucose concentration. Critics, however, say the threshold the ADA sets for such levels makes patients out of healthy people.