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Diabetes

Find evidence-based information and recommendations related to Diabetes.

RatingResourceYearEvidence Type
Diabetes
Obesity Prevention and Control: Worksite Programs—A recommendation to improve employee weight status through worksite health promotion programs targeting nutrition, physical activity, or both. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2009 Systematic Review
Diabetes
Environmental & Policy Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Street-Scale Urban Design and Land Use Policies—The effectiveness of urban design and land use and transport policies and practices to increase physical activity: a systematic review. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2006 Systematic Review
Diabetes
Diabetes Prevention and Control: Case Management Interventions to Improve Glycemic Control—Recommendations for healthcare system and self-management education interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Diabetes
Diabetes Prevention and Control: Disease Management Programs—Recommendations for healthcare system and self-management education interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Diabetes
Diabetes Prevention and Control: Self-Management Education—Recommendations for healthcare system and self-management education interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Diabetes
Behavioral & Social Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Individually-Adapted Health Behavior Change Programs—Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Diabetes
Behavioral & Social Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Social Support Interventions in Community Settings—Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
Diabetes
Campaigns and Informational Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Community-Wide Campaigns—Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2002 Systematic Review
 

The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).

 

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Clinical Recommendations

The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) External Web Site Policy.

Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening men aged 20 to 35 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening women aged 20 to 45 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends screening men aged 35 and older for lipid disorders. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends screening women aged 45 and older for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease.

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic adults with sustained blood pressure (either treated or untreated) greater than 135/80 mm Hg. Learn more External Web Site Policy

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Consumer Information

The following consumer resources are from healthfinder.gov.

Losing Weight: Conversation starters

Talking with a friend or family member about losing weight can be hard. If you want to help a loved one reach a healthy weight, these tips can help you get the conversation started.

Get Screened

Screenings are medical tests that check for diseases. Find out which screenings you need this year.

Get Active

Physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It can also help you look and feel your best.

Watch Your Weight

To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat with the calories you burn (use up). If you need to lose weight, start by setting small goals.

Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

You can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by eating healthy and staying active.

Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

Check your blood pressure at least every 2 years starting at age 18.

Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums

Take good care of your teeth now to help prevent problems as you grow older.

Get Your Vision Checked

Your vision changes as you get older. Learn the signs and symptoms of eye problems.

Healthy Eating: Conversation starters

Sometimes a family member or friend could use a little encouragement to make a healthy change. Use these tips to start a conversation about eating healthy.

Preventing Diabetes: Questions for the doctor

You can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, staying active, and watching your weight. Use these questions to talk to your doctor about how you can prevent type 2 diabetes.

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