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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis |

Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS1; Adam S. Cifu, MD1
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1University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2016;315(7):697-698. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17545.
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This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF’s) 2015 guideline on screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Guideline title Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Developer US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Release date October 2015

Prior version 2008

Target population Adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese

Major recommendations Screen for glucose abnormalities every 3 years. Use hemoglobin A1c level, fasting plasma glucose level, or oral glucose tolerance test. Consider screening at a younger age or at a lower body mass index in adults with a family history of diabetes, with a history of gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome, or who are members of racial/ethnic minority groups. Adults who screen positive for impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or type 2 diabetes should be offered or referred to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to improve their diet and increase physical activity (B recommendation for all of the above).

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