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Should you be screened for Diabetes?

Should you be screened for Diabetes?

Are you

45 or older?
overweight (> 20% of Ideal Body Weight or BMI > 27)?
Native American?
Pacific Islander?

Do you have

a family member with diabetes?
high blood pressure?

Did you

have diabetes while you were pregnant?
deliver a baby over 9 pounds?

Have you been told that you have "borderline" diabetes?

American Diabetes Association: Screening for Type 2 Diabetes (Position Statement). Diabetes Care 1999; 22(Suppl. 1) :S20-23.

Date written: October 28, 1999
Date reviewed: October 28, 1999

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