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Study: Primary Doctors Are Missing The Factors Leading To Diabetes

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Study: Primary Doctors Are Missing The Factors Leading To Diabetes

2019-09-11 01:26:161 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

New research reveals nearly a quarter of physicians misdiagnose people with diabetes with prediabetes. UPI reports researchers from Johns Hopkins say the average doctor doesn't know 33% of the risk factors for prediabetes. They're also unfamiliar with prevention or management of the condition. Overall, they underscreen for it. Type 2 diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney failure and stroke. However, many doctors aren't able to tell the likelihood of patients developing the condition. Our survey findings suggest that these gaps contribute to doctors underscreening for and missing diagnoses. Eva Tseng, Study Author Johns Hopkins University The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report about 84 million adults in the United States have prediabetes.

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