A Healthier Future: type 2 Diabetes prevention, early detection and intervention: framework

Framework detailing action for the prevention, early detection and early intervention of type 2 diabetes.

Glossary of terms

‘At risk’ – Those who are identified through the Diabetes UK tool as moderate of high risk are considered as an ‘at risk’ population of developing type 2 diabetes.

‘At high risk’ – Those with previous or current gestational diabetes, those with polycystic ovary syndrome or those clinically viewed as having pre-diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance or Impaired Fasting Hyperglycaemia.

DPPDiabetes Prevention Programme

DPPOSDiabetes Prevention Programme Outcomes Study

IFHGImpaired Fasting Hyperglycaemia

IGTImpaired Glucose Tolerance

IJBIntegrated Joint Boards

MCNManaged Clinical Networks. The diabetes MCNs report back to the Scottish Diabetes Group.

MyDiabetesMyWay – https://mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk/

NESNHS Education for Scotland

PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome

Pre-diabetes (‘impaired fasting hyperglycaemia’ or ‘impaired glucose tolerance’) – Referred to as at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Can be defined as with a HbA1c level of 42−47 mmol/mol.

Recently diagnosed are those who have received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years.

Remission – To date there is no internationally agreed consensus on the definition of remission for type 2 diabetes. We will consider the following which is in line with the ADA consensus statement on remission.

Initial remission status is achieved at six months where a patient has HbA1c of <48mmol/mol, and is no longer taking oral and injectable hyperglycaemic medications for treatment of diabetes. Remission is achieved in where the above criteria are sustained for a period of one year.

SDG Scottish Diabetes Group


Email: lucy.gibbons@gov.scot

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