Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) in Adults: Screening
Release Date: June 2008
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Summary of Recommendations
|Adults with Elevated Blood Pressure|
The USPSTF recommends screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic adults with sustained blood pressure (either treated or untreated) greater than 135/80 mm Hg.
|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.|
|Asymptomatic Adults, Not Elevated Blood Pressure|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic adults with blood pressure of 135/80 mm Hg or lower.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2008.