Type 2 Diabetes: Screening for Adults

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Type 2 Diabetes: Screening for Adults

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If you are age 40 or older, the Canadian Diabetes Association recommends that you get tested for diabetes every 3 years.1 Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and how often you need to be tested.

You can use this risk test for diabetes to see whether you are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends that you get tested more often or begin testing at a younger age if you:1

For more information, see the topic Type 2 Diabetes.

References

Citations

  1. Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee (2008). Screening for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. In Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada, 32(Suppl 1): S14–S16. Also available online: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/bnds-bsnd/pdf/bnds-bsnd-vol_2-eng.pdf.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Primary Medical Reviewer Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Last Revised September 24, 2010

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