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Wider Diabetes Screening Needed

Draft recommendations from the USPSTF call for diabetes and blood glucose screening for people 45 and older and younger adults with risk factors. The guidelines, updated from 2008, are similar to those made by other medical groups and include recommendations for diet and exercise interventions for at-risk patients. The new focus is on identifying people with impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance, task force member Michael P. Pignone, MD, professor, department of medicine, and chief, division of general internal medicine, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, said.