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Who and why should we screen for diabetes?

Why should we care about diabetes screening?  Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to blindness, limb amputation, kidney failure, and vascular and heart disease. Does it work?  Screening patients before signs and symptoms has been found to lead to earlier diagnosis (and … Continue reading

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Diabetes is rampant. Here are some important statistics and risk factors…

In the past 20 years the prevalence of diabetes among US adults grew by 45%.  The greatest increase is among seniors aged 65 and over. The increase in diabetes is not especially surprising, but the magnitude of the increase is … Continue reading

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