NZSSD Position Statement on the diagnosis of, and screening for, Type 2 Diabetes
posted by Research Admin on 21 March 2012
This New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) 2011 statement is a guide for health practitioners and complements 2003 and 2009 formal guidelines produced by the New Zealand Guidelines Group.
The recommendations offered here do not fulfill the requirements of a formal screening programme which would require recall and referral systems, and full treatment services to be in place prior to implementation. Nevertheless, they provide a practical means of opportunistically identifying at-risk individuals. This statement does not apply to pregnant women and gestational diabetes.
New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes. (2011). NZSSD Position Statement on the diagnosis of, and screening for, Type 2 Diabetes. [Dunedin]: NZSSD.
The statement is available in full text from the NZSSD website, at: http://www.nzssd.org.nz/statements.html