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05-09-2022 | Screening | News

Ethnic-specific cutoffs proposed for type 2 diabetes screening

Researchers recommend using different BMI or age thresholds for type 2 diabetes screening in ethnic minority groups, on finding that a single threshold may miss many cases in non-White Americans.

08-24-2021 | Screening | News

USPSTF lowers screening age for type 2 diabetes

The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended lowering the age of screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes to 35 years for people with overweight or obesity.

06-08-2021 | Screening | News

Widespread diabetes screening makes existing vascular risk prediction tools redundant

Implementation of widespread screening for diabetes “radically” alters the cardiovascular risk profile of people with newly detected diabetes, rendering existing cardiovascular risk prediction tools inaccurate, say researchers.

03-09-2021 | Cardiovascular outcomes | News

Casual glucose level linked to CVD risk in absence of diabetes

A random blood glucose test in people without diabetes may provide a good indication of who has an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease over the subsequent decade, a study suggests.

11-12-2020 | Diabetes prevention | News

Randomized type 2 diabetes prevention trial addresses knowledge gap

Lifestyle intervention significantly reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes in people who have prediabetes based on fasting plasma glucose or glycated hemoglobin measurements, show findings from a randomized trial.

11-05-2020 | Retinopathy | News

Retinopathy screening attendance ‘suboptimal’ in young adults with diabetes

Results from a UK retrospective study suggest that there is “considerable variation” in diabetic eye screening attendance in different age groups, with the worse attendance rates among younger people.

09-22-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

Screening could give 2 years’ extra type 2 diabetes treatment time

Screening of people aged 40 to 70 years using glycated hemoglobin would detect type 2 diabetes approximately 2 years earlier than when it is identified due to symptoms or incidental diagnosis, suggests an analysis of the UK Biobank.

05-28-2020 | Gastrointestinal disorders | News

‘High rates’ of asymptomatic celiac disease in people with type 1 diabetes

Asymptomatic celiac disease is a frequently occurring comorbidity in people with type 1 diabetes, and transitioning to a gluten-free diet may increase postprandial glycemic variability, researchers report.