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Diabetes Screening
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation

The USPSTF recommends screening for type 2 diabetes in adults with hypertension or hyperlipidemia.
 
Rating: "B" Recommendation.

(Note: The USPSTF updated this recommendation in 2008. The rankings included recommendations issued through 2004.)


FACTS


 
  • Diabetes affects a substantial number of U.S. adults: on the basis of NHANES 1999-2000, a total of 8.3% of people age 20 or older or nearly 17 million people had either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. This percent increased to 19.2% for people age 60 and older.1
     
     
  • Non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican Americans have a disproportionately high prevalence of diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites.1
     
     
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in adults - United States, 1999-2000. MMWR 2003; 52(35);833-837.