Diabetes prevention: Can Avandia or other drugs prevent diabetes?

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Diabetes prevention: Can Avandia or other drugs prevent diabetes?

A Mayo Clinic diabetes specialist explains the role of medication in diabetes prevention.

Photo of Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.
Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.

Various medications have been touted as a way to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But are drugs really the silver bullet for diabetes prevention?

Here, Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D., an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., answers questions about medications and diabetes prevention.

Who's at risk of type 2 diabetes?

Being overweight is one of the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Inactivity is a concern, too. The less active you are, the greater your risk of type 2 diabetes. The risk also increases as you get older — especially after age 45.

Last Updated: 05/23/2007
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