Prediabetes After Kidney Transplant Increases Cardiovascular Risk

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Prediabetes after kidney transplantation is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, similar to that seen with posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM), reports a study in Kidney International.

The researchers present long-term follow-up data on 603 kidney transplant recipients, enrolled in a multicenter study of the clinical evolution of prediabetes and PTDM. Patients underwent serial oral glucose tolerance tests for up to 5 years; median follow-up was 8.38 years. The presence of prediabetes and PTDM was determined at 12 months after transplantation, due to the reversibility of these conditions at earlier times. The association of prediabetes with later