New, Lower Recommended Age For Diabetes Testing

The obesity epidemic in our country has driven the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to lower the recommended age for diabetes testing to 35.  When this federal advisory board makes a recommendation, it means insurers will generally offer the testing free of charge.  Why the change?  Hopefully complications from diabetes can be avoided if it is detected and treated sooner.  Among those Americans with full-on diabetes, 21.4% are unaware.  Read more about this from the Wall Street Journal: