A recommendation for earlier screening of type 2 diabetes mellitus within the US population: A cross-sectional analysis of NHIS data

Benjamin Greiner, Heather Mercer, Charissa Raymond, Lindsay Sonstein, Micah Hartwell

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Abstract

Diabetes is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US. Current USPSTF guidelines recommend screening asymptomatic, overweight patients greater than 40 years. Our study showed that ¼ of patients with type 2 diabetes were diagnosed prior to 40 years. Therefore, we recommend lowering the screening age for diabetes.
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Pages (from-to)108376
Number of pages1
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume168
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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