Impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance in rural population of Bangladesh

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rapidly rising all over the world at an alarming rate. Over the past 30 years, the increase in prevalence is rising exponentially in South Asian region, data suggest a three fold increase (from 2.0 to 7.0%) in the urbanizing population of Bangladesh within 5 years. However, the prevalence of various degrees of glucose intolerance i.e. type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose considered vital for prevention are still unknown in this population. The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) with their demographic and anthropometric characteristics in a reasonable large sample compare to other studies conducted in


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