Evidence Shows Early Prediabetes Intervention Works

by Sheri Porter

As the number of U.S. patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes surges to new levels, researchers know interventions that could delay or prevent the disease are underused.

A paper outlining that argument titled "Evidence for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,"(jaoa.org) was published in the November issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Corresponding author and family physician Jay Shubrook, D.O., of Fairfield, Calif., told AAFP News that his professional work centers on diabetes.

"My research is focused on early intervention in prediabetes and new onset type 2 diabetes," said Shubrook. "My clinical practice (Solano County Family Health Services) is running a consultant team service for people with diabetes and its related disorders."

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