Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Action Steps for Detection

12/01/2004

Knowledge of the risk factors, and signs and symptoms of diabetes and pre-diabetes may help increase awareness about the need to be tested for diabetes. Individuals, family members, friends, health care providers, schools, the media, community organizations, health insurance providers, employers, as well as local, state, and federal governments all play important roles in helping to ensure that at-risk or asymptomatic individuals are screened for diabetes.65


65 The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routinely screening asymptomatic adults for type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, or impaired fasting glucose. The USPSTF does recommend screening for type 2 diabetes in adults with hypertension or hyperlipidemia (see http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf/uspsdiab.htm. for more information). The generally accepted standards of care for diabetes screening can be found at: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/27/suppl_1/s11#SEC3


 

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