Progression of Prediabetes to Diabetes in Latinos and Hispanics

SSS epidemiologist Andy Menke was among the authors of the poster Progression from Prediabetes to Diabetes in Hispanics/Latinos: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) presented at the American Heart Association Epi/Lifestyle 2018 Scientific Sessions. The poster described a data analysis that tested the hypothesis that diabetes risk in Hispanic and Latino adults varies by baseline glycemic status and found that meeting more prediabetes criteria was associated with a significantly higher risk of diabetes compared to baseline normoglycemic status. Other authors included researchers from Emory University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Duke University, San Diego State University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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