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Screenings miss half of diabetic, prediabetic patients

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(Northwestern University) Screening patients for diabetes based solely on their age and weight -- a recommendation from a leading medical expert group -- could miss more than half of high-risk patients, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study of a nationwide sample. These limited screening criteria also missed more racial and ethnic minorities, most notably Asians.

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