Table 1

Summary of consensus definitions and recommendations

Definitions
    Partial remission
        Hyperglycemia below diagnostic thresholds for diabetes
        At least 1 year's duration
        No active pharmacologic therapy or ongoing procedures
    Complete remission
        Normal glycemic measures
        At least 1 year's duration
        No active pharmacologic therapy or ongoing procedures
    Prolonged remission
        Complete remission of at least 5 years' duration
Recommendations
    Treatment goals for comorbid conditions
        Same as those for patients with diabetes for patients with partial or complete remission of less than 5 years' duration
        With prolonged remission, could consider goals appropriate for patients without diabetes, as long as there is no recurrence of diabetes and no cardiovascular disease
    Screening for microvascular complications
        Same protocols as those for patients with diabetes for patients with partial or complete remission of less than 5 years' duration
        With prolonged remission, could consider screening at reduced frequency depending on the status of each complication
        With prolonged remission, only consider stopping screening for a particular complication completely if there is no history of that complication