Over 2000 Posts Kristy Posted October 10, 2001 Over 2000 Posts Report Share Posted October 10, 2001 http://www.aace.com/pub/press/releases/ind...0010821WORLD LEADERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY CALL FOR NEW DIABETES GUIDELINES Doctors Lower Screening Guidelines to Age 30 for High-Risk Groups WASHINGTON, DC-Aug. 21, 2001-The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced their recommendations for new diabetes screening and management guidelines. The group, comprised of world diabetes experts, urged more stringent treatment standards and a lower screening age for people at high-risk for this disease, particularly among ethnic populations. "Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in this country, affecting more than 16 million Americans," said Dr. Helena W. Rodbard, president of ACE. "It is crucial to empower patients to manage their disease more effectively thereby avoiding complications, such as kidney failure, blindness and amputations and premature heart attacks." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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