Researchers from the University of Michigan, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston have created a risk model for patients with pre-diabetes they hope will aid in customizing the most effective preventive treatments for them.

The new model examined 17 different health factors, in an effort to predict who stands to gain the most from a diabetes-preventing drug, or from lifestyle changes like weight loss and regular exercise. Seven of those factors turned out to matter most.

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