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Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) in Adults: Screening

Release Date: June 2008

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Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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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.

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Go to the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice when the evidence is insufficient.

This recommendation statement was first published by the Annals of Internal Medicine. Select for copyright and source information.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: September 2013

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/diabetes-mellitus-type-2-in-adults-screening

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