|Criteria for Testing for Diabetes or Prediabetes in Asymptomatic Adults|
|Written by G. Firman MD|
|Friday, 02 September 2016 06:38|
“Prediabetes” is the term used for individuals with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and/or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and indicates an increased risk for the future development of diabetes. IFG and IGT should not be viewed as clinical entities in their own right but rather risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). IFG and IGT are associated with obesity (especially abdominal or visceral obesity), dyslipidemia with high triglycerides and/or low HDL cholesterol, and hypertension.
Criteria for testing for diabetes or prediabetes in asymptomatic adults
1. Testing should be considered in all adults who are overweight (BMI >/=25 kg/m2 or >/=23 kg/m2 in Asian Americans) and have additional risk factors:
2. For all patients, testing should begin at age 45 years.
3. If results are normal, testing should be repeated at a minimum of 3-year intervals, with consideration of more frequent testing depending on initial results (e.g., those with prediabetes should be tested yearly) and risk status.
Created Sep 02, 2016.
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