Prediabetes: A Pragmatic approach to counselling and coaching

Authors

  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India
  • Arbinder Singal CEO & Co-Founder, Fitterfly-Digital Health & Therapeutics, India
  • Nitin Kapoor Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore (TN) -632004, India, and Non Communicable Disease Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.22-29

Abstract

Prediabetes is often considered as the link between normoglycaemia and diabetes. Though a lot of emphasis is given to an individual after the development of diabetes, pre-diabetes is often not adequately addressed in clinical practice. Given a distinct diagnostic criterion, its association with metabolic complications, an opportunity to prevent further progression to diabetes and the large number of people affected with it, makes it a subject of great importance and opportunity. In this brief manuscript we compare and contrast prediabetes with diabetes mellitus. We also describe a pragmatic approach to address a patient with prediabetes.

Keywords: Prediabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Education, Counselling, Diabetes coach, Lifestyle therapy, Behavior change.

Published

2022-04-05

How to Cite

Sanjay Kalra, Arbinder Singal, & Nitin Kapoor. (2022). Prediabetes: A Pragmatic approach to counselling and coaching. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 72(4), 771–772. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.22-29

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