alarm-ringing ambulance angle2 archive arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up at-sign baby baby2 bag binoculars book-open book2 bookmark2 bubble calendar-check calendar-empty camera2 cart chart-growth check chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up circle-minus circle city clapboard-play clipboard-empty clipboard-text clock clock2 cloud-download cloud-windy cloud clubs cog cross crown cube youtube diamond4 diamonds drop-crossed drop2 earth ellipsis envelope-open envelope exclamation eye-dropper eye facebook file-empty fire flag2 flare foursquare gift glasses google graph hammer-wrench heart-pulse heart home instagram joystick lamp layers lifebuoy link linkedin list lock magic-wand map-marker map medal-empty menu microscope minus moon mustache-glasses paper-plane paperclip papers pen pencil pie-chart pinterest plus-circle plus power pushpin question rain reading receipt recycle reminder sad shield-check smartphone smile soccer spades speed-medium spotlights star-empty star-half star store sun-glasses sun tag telephone thumbs-down thumbs-up tree tumblr twitter user users wheelchair write yelp youtube

Take this Quiz – Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Preventive task force issues new diabetes recommendation

A new draft recommendation on diabetes screenings posted by the U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force (USPSTF) could change the way health care professionals tackle
the debilitating disease going forward.

“Optometrists should ask all of their patients with any risk factors…if they have been
screened for diabetes and prediabetes.”

Posted on Oct. 6, the USPSTF recommendation calls for providers to screen adults 45
years of age and older—and those at increased risk for type 2 diabetes—with a blood glu-
cose test to detect diabetes or prediabetes earlier in an effort to mitigate the disease that
already affects approximately 8.3 percent of American adults.

Implementation of the screening guideline could help identify an estimated 86 million
adults at risk for diabetes and another 8 million adults with un-diagnosed diabetes,
according to the Diabetes Advocacy AllianceTM (DAA).

Courtesy of the American Academy of Optometry (AOA) News October 2014.

An external file that holds a picture, illustration, etc.<br /><br />
Object name is nihms454751f2.jpg