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2023, Paper: "Approximately 1 in 10 Americans suffers from Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can lead to several serious health problems, such as heart disease, kidney disease, and vision loss. But, if detected early, patients can receive pharmacotherapy and make corrective changes to their diet and lifestyle to better manage their health. Although every individual could be regularly screened for diabetes, screening comes with monetary and non-monetary costs (e.g., taking time off from work may result in lost income). Consequently, the medical community recommends that only those with at least a moderate risk of developing diabetes undergo screening. Results by Aggarwal et al. suggest that individuals typically benefit from screening if their risk of diabetes is above 1.5% (1). To follow this guidance, statistical algorithms can be used to predict the diabetes risk for each individual, recommending screening for those with predicted risk above the threshold." Read Via HKS