Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideManagementType 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes: Environmental Risk Factors and Screening

Anda Gonciulea, M.D., Ari S. Eckman, M.D., Rita Rastogi Kalyani, M.D.
Type 2 Diabetes: Environmental Risk Factors and Screening is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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DEFINITION

  • Includes risk factors other than genetic determinants (usually associated with positive family history) for type 2 diabetes (T2DM). See module on "Genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes" for summary of genetic determinants.
  • Often used to screen for T2DM.

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Last updated: September 3, 2016