Incidence of diabetes in American Indians of three geographic areas: The strong heart study
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
The high incidence rates found in this study were alarming. To slow down the rapid increase of this disease in the American Indian population, preventive programs must be designed and implemented. Patients with IGT should be treated with diabetes medication or put on a rigid weight-reduction program to reduce the risk of progression to diabetes.