25 698 persons. Outcome: diabetes mortality Gothenburg, Sweden
1154 women. Outcome: clinical diabetes or fasting glucose >7.0 mmol/L Seven Countries Study, Finnish and Dutch cohorts
338 nondiabetic men, 1970-1990. Outcome: 2 h glucose Rotterdam, Netherlands, general practice
175 normoglycemic persons. Outcome: OGTT, IGT + diabetes Rotterdam, Netherlands, general practice
175 normoglycemic persons. Outcome: OGTT, IGT + diabetes San Antonio Heart Study, Texas, USA 1093 Mexican-American and nonHispanic whites (NHW). Outcome: diabetes by OGTT, therapy
San Luis Valley Diabetes Study, Colorado, USA
134 Hispanic, NHW persons with IGT. Outcome: diabetes by OGTT, therapy
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...