According to diabetes news, a recent study suggests that it could be more cost-effective to screen patients for diabetes at the age of 30, rather than at the age of 45 for patients who are at a high risk. Richard Kahn of the American Diabetes Association was reported in Health Day News in America as commenting: “Everybody should get screened for diabetes on a regular basis between 30 and 45 years, and repeat the screen every three to five years.”
The study was lead by diabetes expert John Buse, who applied a mathematical model known as Archimedes to simulate a population of Americans. The population had various health and medical issues, and underwent screening strategies over a sequence.
Kahn reportedly continued: “Screening is cost-effective. It’s a bargain in the world of medicine to screen and get someone into effective treatment.” The research found that screening strategies at age 30 lowered heart attacks and other diabetes complications .

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