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Predictive Equation of Stern et al to Screen for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Purpose:

To screen a patient for the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus using the predictive equation of Stern et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

E10-E14

Description:

Stern et al developed an equation to identify a patient at high risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus based on logistic regression analysis. This can help identify a patient who should be a candidate for additional testing and closer monitoring. The authors are from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

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