Diabetes

Preventive Services Recommendations

Diabetes, Gestational

The AAFP recommends screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation. (2014)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm#irec(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf13/gdm/gdmfinalrs.htm#consider(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for GDM in asymptomatic pregnant women before 24 weeks of gestation. (2014)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm#irec(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf13/gdm/gdmfinalrs.htm#consider(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Diabetes, Type 2, Adults

The AAFP recommends screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic adults with sustained blood pressure (either treated or untreated)) greater than 135/80 mm Hg. (2008)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/gradespost.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf13/gdm/gdmfinalrs.htm#consider(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic adults with blood pressure of 135/80 mm Hg or lower. (2008)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/gradespost.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsdiab.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)