The aim of the present study is:
1. The metabolic risk factors that can predict diabetes after 10 years in a Circassians
population-based sample of people who were aged 35 years or older and living in Israel.
2. To define the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Circassians minority in Israel.
The hypothesis of the study:
High fasting glucose has the most powerful predictive value for type 2 diabetes mellitus in
The claimed importance of the study:
Finding a powerful risk factor for future diabetes mellitus can contribute to intensifying
the preventive measures in a small part of the population, by that to reduce the incidence of
new diabetes without increasing the health cost.