Screening as per limited criteria of weight and age misses out on 50% of patients with diabetes


eMediNexus    22 April 2018

About half of adults with diabetes and prediabetes would be missed out as a result of targeted screening for diabetes only with age- and weight-based criteria as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), says a published online April 12, 2018 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Inclusion of other risk factors in screening improves detection of such cases.

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