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Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputations not related to trauma. 

Villarivera, Christel, Julie Wolcott, Anjali Jain, Yiduo Zhang, and Clifford Goodman. The US Preventive Services Task Force Should Consider A Broader Evidence Base In Updating Its Diabetes Screening Guidelines. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 35-42. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/35.abstract

Reference

Title
The US Preventive Services Task Force Should Consider A Broader Evidence Base In Updating Its Diabetes Screening Guidelines
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Villarivera, Christel, Julie Wolcott, Anjali Jain, Yiduo Zhang, and Clifford Goodman
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
35-42
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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