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If you are age 45 or older, the American Diabetes Association
recommends that you get tested for diabetes every 3 years.footnote 1 The United States Preventive Services Task Force
(USPSTF) recommends diabetes testing for people who
have blood pressure higher than 135/80.footnote 2 Talk with
your doctor about what is putting you at risk and how often you need to be
The American Diabetes Association recommends screening for
prediabetes—which may lead to
type 2 diabetes—if you:footnote 1
For more information, see the topic Type 2 Diabetes.
American Diabetes Association (2015). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2015. Diabetes Care, 38(Suppl 1): S1–S93.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2008). Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Annals of Internal Medicine, 148(11): 846–854.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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