Aayush Visaria, Priyanka Raju, Joel James, Karen K. Khangura, Sumaiya Islam, BA, Amir Amanullah, BA, Pooja Polamarasetti, BA, performed a study to determine possible predictors for the lack of annual fasting blood sugar (FBS) testing in a represetative cohort of U.S. adults.


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States with many individuals undiagnosed. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes in adults 40 to 70 years of age who are overweight or obese, and repeating testing every three years if results are normal. Individuals at higher risk should be considered for earlier and more frequent screening. The following study is performed to identify predictors for the lack of annual fasting blood sugar testing in a representative cohort of U.S. individuals.

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Aayush Visaria, MPH1, Priyanka Raju, BA2, Joel James, BA3, Karen K. Khangura, BA4, Sumaiya Islam, BA3, Amir Amanullah, BA5, Pooja Polamarasetti, BA6. 1Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA, 2Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA, 3CUNY School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA,4Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Smith, AR, USA, 5Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 6Wayne State School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.

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