A study of microvascular and macrovascular complications in prediabetes


  • Ish Kalra Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Kannur, Kerala, India
  • Taranjeet Kour Department of Medicine, ASCOMS Hospital, Shidhra, Jammu and Kashmir, India




Complications, Diabetes, Impaired glucose tolerance, Macrovascular, Microvascular, Prediabetes


Background: Prediabetes, a state defined by the presence of either impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance is a condition in which blood glucose or haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.

Methods: The present study was conducted for a period of one year with effect from November 2014 to October 2015 and patients were recruited for study from OPD and wards of Department of General Medicine, ASCOMS Hospital, Sidhra. 50 Patients/subjects were selected as per specified inclusion criteria Method of collection of data is based on detailed history, clinical examination and routine investigations.

Results: In this study, out of 50 subjects, 8 case who were in the range of impaired glucose tolerance initially at the time of start of study gradually progressed to frank diabetes i.e. 15% over a study period of 1 year.

Conclusions: In this study, 50 Patients of impaired glucose tolerance or prediabetes were included in the study. Among 50 subjects, 80% were male and 20% were females. Majority were 30-60 yrs of age, average weight was 65±5 kg, and average height was 150±10cm. In risk factors, 20% of the subjects suffered from hypertension, 40% from lipid derangement, 30% suffered from obesity, 50% suffered from central obesity, 56% are smokers, and 60% have family history of diabetes. 10 subjects out of 50 i.e. 20% suffered from cardiovascular complications, no subject presented with peripheral neuropathy.


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How to Cite

Kalra, I., & Kour, T. (2020). A study of microvascular and macrovascular complications in prediabetes. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 8(5), 1637–1643. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20201569



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