Posted On October 3, 2016 By In Clinical Articles

Original Research: Early Diabetes Screening in the Urgent Care, Part 2

Urgent message: The findings of a quality-improvement study show the usefulness of a screening pathway for early detection of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adult patients of an urgent care center.

Background: Undiagnosed diabetes affects over 9 million Americans, with over 79 million estimated to have blood glucose levels in the range of prediabetes. Various methods have been suggested to screen for undiagnosed diabetes in the asymptomatic population, although a consensus about the best evidence-based approach, especially in settings outside primary care, is required. Objective: We evaluated the usefulness of a diabetesscreening pathway for the early detection of undiagnosed diabetes in in an urgent care population.

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