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your doctor about what is putting you at risk for type 2 diabetes and how often you need to be
The United States Preventive Services Task Force
(USPSTF) recommends testing for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight or obese and are ages 40 to 70. This testing should be part of a heart attack and stroke risk screening.footnote 1
If you are age 45 or older, the American Diabetes Association
recommends that you get tested for type 2 diabetes every 3 years.footnote 2
The American Diabetes Association recommends screening for
prediabetes—which may lead to
type 2 diabetes—if you:footnote 2
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2015). Screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes mellitus:
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/screening-for-abnormal-blood-glucose-and-type-2-diabetes. Accessed November 11, 2015.
American Diabetes Association (2016). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2016. Diabetes Care, 39(Suppl 1): S1–S112.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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