13 June 2010

Earlier screening for diabetes recommended

Researchers now say that screening should now start at age 30 instead of age 45. Of course what the articles does not mention until near the end that this is only for those that are obese and have a family history of diabetes. The article is here.

Their recommendations say start at 30 and continue screening every three to five years until high blood pressure and then more often. They claim this is more cost effective.

While I agree that screening needs to start earlier, education needs to start earlier along with some preventative health education classes in all areas of health.

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