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Cheaper diabetes screening


Researchers from the American Diabetes Association say they've found the most cost-effective screening strategy for Type II diabetes.

Using a computer model of the U.S. population -- researchers determined that screening is cost-effective when started between the ages of 30 and 45... With screenings repeated every 3 to 5 years.

Doctors say the screenings could be combined with cholesterol and blood pressure measurements.

More than 23-million Americans are estimated to have Type II diabetes.

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