PMID: 41691Jul 1, 1979

Screening in diabetes mellitus: report of the Atlanta workshop

Diabetes Care
C A Herron


A Diabetes Screening Workshop was held in Atlanta, Georgia, May 15--17, 1978, which was sponsored by the Center for Disease Control, the American Diabetes Association, and the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases. The workshop formulated the following recommendations for the use of screening procedures in diabetes mellitus from a community control viewpoint: (1) screening for asymptomatic glucose intolerance should be done among pregnant women as part of a well-coordinated program to decrease perinatal morbidity and mortality; (2) screening programs to detect asymptomatic glucose intolerance per se are not recommended as health services in nonpregnant populations; (3) screening for diabetes or its complications for research purposes should be done only as part of well-designed studies focusing on identification of predictive factors, implementation and effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic measures, descriptive epidemiology in selected populations, dynamic and economic factors of the medical care system related to case detection and management, and the nature and effects of screening processes; (4) information and education programs for health care providers, parents, and the general public ...Continue Reading


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