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Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations - Summaries for Patients


This summary for patients provides information on clinical recommendations for screening for type 2 diabetes.

It addresses the following questions:
  • What is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)?
  • What is the problem and what is known about it so far?
  • How did the USPSTF develop these recommendations?
  • What did the USPSTF find?
  • What does the USPSTF suggest that patients do?
  • What are the cautions related to these recommendations?
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This tool is derived from the following guideline in the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC): Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement:


  • Release Date: 06/2008
  • Original Summary: 09/2008
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Last updated: November 28, 2012.