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Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.


This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.


Current Recommendation

Release Date: June 2008

  • 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.
    Grade: B Recommendation.
  • 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.
    Grade: I Statement.

Supporting Documents

Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 38 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 330 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 2 MB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 13 KB; PDF Help)
Published Comment and Response

Update in Progress

In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.

Supporting Documents

Research Plan

USPSTF members work with researchers from an independent Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to create a Research Plan that guides the systematic review of the evidence. The Research Plan consists of an analytic framework, key questions, and a literature search strategy or research approach.

Research Plan Related Items
Final Research Plan N/A

Current as of August 2013


Internet Citation:

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsdiab.htm


 


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