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Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
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Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

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Screening for type 2 diabetes

Screening for type 2 diabetes

Chapter:
(p.714) Chapter 42 Screening for type 2 diabetes
Source:
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology
Author(s):

D. G. Johnston

K. G. M. M. Alberti

I. F. Godsland

M. Pierce

S. Shepperd

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0043

Macrovascular disease is the major cause of premature death in diabetes. The age-adjusted mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is 2-4 times higher than in the non-diabetic population. The major role of screening for diabetes is to diagnose it early to prevent or delay the complications. This chapter presents the arguments for and against screening for diabetes, and how this should be done.

Keywords:   macrovascular disease, coronary heart disease, CHD, diabetes screening

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