Screening for Diabetes

Critics of widespread prediabetes screening say changes in food, education and urban-design policies, aimed at encouraging consumption of healthy foods and exercise, would be more effective to counter the rise in diabetes - Dana Wechsler Linden

Screening for Diabetes

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Screening For Diabetes Is Working Better Than Thought

Undiagnosed diabetes may not be as big of a public health problem as thought.

That's the takeaway from a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine that says that some previous efforts have likely overestimated the number of people with undiagnosed diabetes because they relied on a single positive test result.

By contrast, this new measure used the American Diabetes Association's diagnostic criteria, which recommend that people with one positive fasting blood glucose or A1C test should have a second test to confirm a diagnosis in all but the most severe and obvious cases of Type 2 diabetes. That's because there's some inherent variability in the tests and because…

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