Diabetes tests are an important tool in controlling Diabetes
Mellitus. A significant portion of the adult population in the US
between the ages of 20 and 74 suffers from undiagnosed Diabetes
Mellitus. Diagnosis often occurs after the onset of severe and often
Diabetes can affect every organ system in the body, and is the leading cause of preventable blindness, lower extremity amputation, and end-stage renal disease. Persons with diabetes are also at an increased risk for hypertension, stroke and heart disease.
The American Diabetes Association recommends that all adults over the age of 45 be tested for diabetes. Among those most at risk are overweight people over 40 who do not exercise, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and those with a family history of diabetes.