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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2008

Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Screening in Adults

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with abnormal blood glucose to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Diabetes
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Screening [Internet]. 2015 Oct [cited 2017 Sept 8]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/screening-for-abnormal-blood-glucose-and-type-2-diabetes?ds=1&s=Diabetes%20Mellitus