Should You Be Screened for Diabetes? [NEW Recommendations]
These are the two BIG myths about developing type 2 diabetes:
- You have to be overweight.
- You have to be “old.”
Both are flat-out WRONG.
You can be young AND an average weight and still be prediabetic or have diabetes.
You also don’t have to have any obvious symptoms for this condition to be knocking at your door.
That’s why researchers are turning screening recommendations for diabetes on their head… and I couldn’t agree more.
Diabetes is a stealth disease.
Your blood sugar levels could be climbing without a single warning sign. And the damage to your tissues and organs could ALREADY be happening.
About 25 percent of type 2 diabetes cases and 80 percent of prediabetes go undiagnosed.
And that’s every bit as BAD as it sounds. In fact, it’s WORSE.
Because uncontrolled blood sugar levels are like an out-of-control brush fire.
See, even if you “only” have prediabetes, your blood sugar levels are still high enough to cause damage. And that sends your risk of heart disease and stroke climbing.
And if you have full-blown diabetes, you can add vision loss and kidney disease to that list of risks.
Tragically, nearly HALF of adults are prediabetic or have diabetes. And let’s face it, with a statistic like that, your blood sugar levels are too important to ignore.
In 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that any adult over age 35 who is overweight or obese be screened for diabetes.
That’s just NOT good enough.
Based on the science, the number of people impacted, and the risks involved, everyone over age 35 should be screened for diabetes or prediabetes—regardless of weight.
Because the bottom line is, you DON’T have to be “old” OR overweight to have high blood sugar.
Don’t let this damaging… and sometimes deadly… condition sneak up on you.
“Screening for Prediabetes and Diabetes: Clinical Performance and Implications for Health Equity,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Published: March 24, 2023, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2023.01.007
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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