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Editor's Correspondence
December 10/24, 2007

Validation of a Simple Clinical Diabetes Prediction Model in a Middle-aged, White, German Population

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Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(22):2528-2529. doi:10.1001/archinte.167.22.2528-c

There has been an ongoing discussion about suitable and sensitive tools to identify individuals with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Wilson et al1 recently developed a model for the prediction of incident diabetes in middle-aged adults using data from the Framingham Offspring Study. They conclude that information from a typical clinic visit adds to T2DM prediction beyond personal awareness of diabetes risk factors and developed a simple clinical model, which should be tested in another population to validate their approach.1

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