Chapter 15. Prevention of the Consequences of Diabetes – a Commentary

  1. William H. Herman2,
  2. Ann Louise Kinmonth3,
  3. Nicholas J. Wareham4 and
  4. Rhys Williams5
  1. Hertzel C. Gerstein

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch15

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gerstein, H. C. (2010) Prevention of the Consequences of Diabetes – a Commentary, in The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition (eds W. H. Herman, A. L. Kinmonth, N. J. Wareham and R. Williams), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 3

    General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  3. 4

    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

  4. 5

    School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine and the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470032749

Online ISBN: 9780470682807



  • prevention of consequences of diabetes – a commentary;
  • diabetes mellitus - serious, life-shortening disease;
  • effects of glycaemic management in women with gestational diabetes;
  • dysglycaemia, risk factor for morbidity and mortality in populations;
  • cigarette smoking, a risk factor for serious health outcomes;
  • blood pressure lowering using therapeutic approaches;
  • targeting emerging cardiovascular risk factors;
  • glucose control in gestational diabetes;
  • pregnancy, as ‘stress test’ of gluco-metabolic physiology in women;
  • societal changes, reducing high prevalence and consequences of diabetes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lifestyle interventions

  • Smoking cessation

  • Glucose lowering

  • Blood pressure lowering

  • Lipid lowering

  • Targeting emerging cardiovascular risk factors

  • Glucose control in gestational Diabetes

  • Conclusion

  • References