Should we screen for type 2 diabetes: Yes - Urine test + High risk questionnaire
23 September 2012
The screening test need not be invasive and expensive (like: Fasting and Post-prandial sugar or Hb A1c). Simple test like urine can be done for sugar. But urine tests will have less sensitivity as many false negatives are there. So another screening tools like Canrisk1, FINDRISC2 and WHOSTEP3 QUESTIONAIRES or their combination or modifications can be used after adapting for the particular country's population and validation.
Competing interests: None declared
Indian Council of Medical Reserch, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029
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