Increased mortality risks of pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose) in Taiwan

Pang Wen Chi, Ting Yuan David Cheng, Pou Tsai Shan, Ling Hsu Hui, Li Wang Shu

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OBJECTIVE - The objective of this article was to assess mortality risks at different levels of fasting blood glucose (FBG) in Taiwan, with particular attention to those pre-diabetic subjects with impaired fasting glucose (IFG). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Governmental employees and schoolteachers were followed up for an average of 11 years. With the use of Cox regression analyses, mortality risks were calculated for 36,386 subjects, aged 40-69. RESULTS - FBG ≥110 mg/dl was associated with increased mortality risks for all causes, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and diabetes. IFG, when defined as 110-125 mg/dl, was associated with a significant increase for CVD and/or diabetes mortality. These mortality risks remained elevated when known CVD risk factors were adjusted for. The IFG group shared risk factor characteristics more with the FBG ≥126 mg/dl group than with the FBG

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2756-2761
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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