Lab - Prediabetes Assessment - Boston Heart Labs
Benefits At a Glance
Diabetes and prediabetes are major risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 70% of diabetics will eventually die of heart disease and about 15% from stroke. The number of Americans with diabetes and prediabetes is increasing; the American Heart Association recently identified that 38% of adult Americans in 2010 are prediabetic.
The Boston Heart Prediabetes Assessment helps identify patients at higher risk of developing diabetes, with 92% accuracy. Early identification allows for early interventions to significantly decrease the rate of onset of the disease.
Studies have proven a structured lifestyle program can significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes compared to usual care.