Who should be screened for type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2021
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Screening for type 1 DM in asymptomatic low-risk individuals is not recommended. [2] However, in patients at high risk (eg, those who have first-degree relatives with type 1 DM), it may be appropriate to perform annual screening for anti-islet antibodies before the age 10 years, along with 1 additional screening during adolescence. [4]

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