8 Questions on T2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Using Prediabetes Subphenotypes

Assessment of prediabetes subphenotypes is a novel approach to better screening, prevention, and treatment for patients at risk of progression to T2D. Find out how much you know about it.

In a recent study, researchers investigated a novel approach to assessing the risk of progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and complications in heterogeneous groups of patients with prediabetes. They identified 6 specific subphenotypes represented by clusters of characteristics.

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of key aspects of their findings.

Prediabetes subphenotype clusters: Cluster 1 Persons at low risk Cluster 2 Slim persons at very low risk Cluster 3 Persons with β-cell failure and genetic risk factors at high risk Cluster 4 Obese persons at low risk Cluster 5 Persons with insulin resistance and fatty liver at high risk Cluster 6 Persons with high levels of visceral fat, especially in the kidneys, at high risk