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 Indications for screening test for diabetes

 

         

 

 

 

                                                                      

 

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Those having typical signs and symptoms  of diabetes.  

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All persons over age of 30 years should undergo annual test to rule out presence of diabetes.

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Persons at high risk must undergo blood sugar testing more frequently, and at least once annually.

 

Testing should be considered at younger age and be carried out more frequently in:

  • Obese ( BMI > 27 kg/m2 ) 

  • First degree relative with diabetes.

  • High risk ethical population.

  • Hypertensive.

  • Delivery of large baby.(>9 Lb)

  • HDL cholesterol < 35 mg/dl.

  • Triglycerides >250 mg/dl.

  • Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)

 
  • 2 hr PP Post Prandial) glucose >140mg/dl and < 200mg/dl in previous testing. 

  • Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) -fasting glucose >110 mg/dl. But < 140 mg/dl in previous testing.