If you are age 45 or older, the American Diabetes Association
recommends that you get tested for diabetes every 3 years.1 The United States Preventive Services Task Force
(USPSTF) recommends diabetes testing for people who
have blood pressure higher than 135/80.2 Talk with
your doctor about what is putting you at risk and how often you need to be
The American Diabetes Association recommends screening for
prediabetes—which may lead to
type 2 diabetes—if you:1
For more information, see the topic Type 2 Diabetes.
American Diabetes Association (2012). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2012. Diabetes Care, 35(Suppl 1): S11–S63.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2008). Screening
for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
recommendation statement. Annals of Internal Medicine,
June 20, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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