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USPSTF doesn’t recommend type 2 diabetes screening for kids

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening for type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents without known diabetes or prediabetes or symptoms of diabetes or prediabetes due to lack of evidence, according to a statement published in JAMA.

The task force noted that because “some youth with prediabetes may revert to normal glycemia without intervention,” there are potential harms associated with screening.

Read the full recommendation here.

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