Diabetes testing in symptomless adults may not lower risk of death

April 13, 2015 11:03 PM

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Diabetes testing in symptomless adults may not lower risk of death

(Reuters Health) - Expanding diabetes screening in adults to catch the disease early does not appear to keep people from dying of cardiovascular causes, according to a report designed to help shape U.S. treatment guidelines.

Earlier detection did seem to slow the progression of so-called prediabetes to full-blown diabetes, but it had no impact on the risk of death from heart or blood vessel disease 10 years later, researchers found when they analyzed studies conducted from 2007 to 2014.

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