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Dental office screening identifies diabetes, prediabetes

from MedPage Today

Screening for diabetes during a dental office visit is feasible and may represent an effective strategy for identifying millions of Americans who are diabetic or prediabetic but don't know it, researchers said. As many as 30 percent of the 29 million diabetics in the United States have not been diagnosed, and 90 percent of the estimated 86 million Americans with prediabetes are also unaware of their risk, Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi of Michigan State University, East Lansing, said at a briefing from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist's 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Conference. more

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