• Harold KalterEmail author


The term prediabetes once upon a time referred to two separate areas of study, similar yet different, an earlier one now largely forgotten and a current one. Nevertheless both were similar in their focus, the period preceding the onset of overt diabetes, and in their purpose, the discovery of elements leading to the development of full-blown disease, in order to forestall its manifestation. They differed however in the phenomena studied, the older area, adverse outcomes of earlier pregnancies, and the later area, preceding pathophysiological processes (Leiva 1996). Who could possibly have forseen how it would all turn out?


Down Syndrome Perinatal Death Diabetic Woman Overt Diabetes Abnormal Glucose Tolerance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RockvilleUSA

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