About this resource:
Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Last Reviewed: October 2015
Workgroups: Diabetes Workgroup
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes for adults ages 40 to 70 who are overweight or obese. Specifically, USPSTF recommends that clinicians include blood glucose screenings during cardiovascular risk assessments. USPSTF also recommends that clinicians provide people with abnormal blood glucose behavioral counseling that promotes healthy eating and physical activity.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2015). Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Screening. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/screening-for-abnormal-blood-glucose-and-type-2-diabetes