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Table 3 Self-reported practice in prediabetes patients

From: Survey of knowledge for diagnosing and managing prediabetes in Latin-America: cross-sectional study

PracticeN (%) current studyP value
Initial management approach
 Counseling on diet changes and physical activity313 (94.9)0.063
 Refer to nutritionist189 (57.3)0.002
 Refer to behavioral weight loss program98 (29.7)0.132
 Discuss starting metformin102 (30.9)0.832
 Refer for bariatric surgery10 (3.0)0.934
Repeat laboratory tests
 3 months233 (70.8)< 0.001
 6 months62 (18.8)0.001
 1 year23 (7.0)0.754
 2 years2 (0.6)
 No specific recommendation9 (2.8)0.900
Return for follow-up clinic visit
 3 months247 (75.1)< 0.001
 6 months45 (13.7)0.004
 1 year16 (4.9)0.992
 2 years1 (0.3)
 No specific recommendation1 (0.3)
% Patients with prediabetes prescribed metformin
 0%72 (21.9)0.766
 1–5%93 (28.3)0.343
 > 5–25%76 (23.1)0.746
 > 25–50%41 (12.5)0.586
 > 50–75%29 (8.8)0.784
 > 75%18 (5.5)0.809