Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome: Study on insulin resistance as a risk factor for the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitis and metabolic syndrome in a working population

Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease that carries a high rate of morbidity and mortality, which is highly underdiagnosed and which is associated with Metabolic Syndrome and, through both, with an increase in cardiovascular risk.

At present, diabetes mellitus is one of the main health problems worldwide, both because of its high prevalence and because it is a risk factor for numerous pathologies that are of great significance and morbidity and mortality, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cerebrovascular disease, as well as neurological damage, involvement of the renal system, diseases of the eyes, mouth (gums and teeth), sexual and bladder problems, wounds and torpid ulcers... among others.

The purpose of this project is to find out the prevalence of both conditions in the Spanish working population and to establish a "new parameter" that helps us improve the current underdiagnosis of these processes and, with it, the prevention of their consequences.


Internal project, developed with data from the working population covered by Quirónprevención.

Duración: 2021 – 2023