Should You Get Screened for Diabetes?
posted by The Live Better Team | February 22, 2018
Why Screening is Important
It’s not unusual for cases of type 2 diabetes to go undiagnosed, primarily due to the lack of noticeable symptoms. This opens people in these cases up to a wide variety of health risks, including the following:
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In healthy nasal passages, the sinuses are filled with air within the cheeks, eyebrows and behind the nose. They can become blocked and fill with fluid, however, leading to an infection. This might be caused by a few different conditions:
Rates of diabetes are on the rise, as well. Between the years 1988 and 1994, diabetes was found in 5.5 percent of the US population—that rate nearly doubled, to 10.8 percent, between the years 2011 and 2014. This makes the need for early screening all the more important.
Diabetes Risk Factors
The most common risk factors of diabetes include:
When Should You Get Screened?
Per the American Diabetes Association, recommendations for the timing of diabetes screenings are as follows:
Your doctor can offer further recommendations on the proper timing and importance of diabetes screening tests.
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“Type 2 Diabetes Screening.” WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/type-2-diabetes-screening#1
“Screening For Diabetes Is Working Better Than Thought.” NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/23/559486787/screening-for-diabetes-is-working-better-than-thought
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.