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The Health System and Population Health Implications of Large-Scale Diabetes Screening in India

Type 2 diabetes has increased in prevalence at an alarming rate in rapidly developing countries such as India and China. Most people with diabetes in these countries are undiagnosed; hence, community-based screening of adults for diabetes has been suggested. In India, for example, a recently initiated program has…

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Type 2 diabetes screening in at-risk patients may not decrease mortality risk

Population-based screening for type 2 diabetes in at-risk patients did not decrease the risk of diabetes-related mortality within 10 years, a recently published study found. Additionally, neither cardiovascular nor all-cause mortality risk was reduced. Key Point: Population-based diabetes screening did not decrease diabetes-related or all-cause mortality within 10 years in… 

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