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Doctors lower age for prediabetes and diabetes screening

The process of screening for prediabetes and diabetes is getting a change. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently dropped the recommended age from 40 to 35 for pre-screening of Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, in people who are overweight or obese. “Diabetes is a really important health problem in the United States and it’s a major risk factor for strokes and heart attacks. It’s actually the leading cause of both blindness and kidney failure, which can lead to limb amputations,” explains Dr. Michael Barry, vice-chair of the task force. MORE: https://bit.ly/3vufr7T ►Subscribe: https://on.wtsp.com/youtube ►Website: https://www.wtsp.com/ ►Facebook: https://facebook.com/10TampaBay ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/10TampaBay

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