Oxford academics question Australian approach to type 2

Screen and treat policies for type 2 diabetes are unlikely to have substantial impact on this growing epidemic, say Oxford University researchers.

This is because the diagnostic accuracy of tests used to detect pre-diabetes in screening programs is low, according to their systematic analysis involving 99 studies.

They say fasting glucose is specific but not sensitive and HbA1c is neither sensitive nor specific, suggesting that large numbers of people

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