Medical Monday: Type 2 diabetes screening

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — On this Medical Monday, Dr. Nelly Maybee, an endocrinologist with Augusta Health, talks about type 2 diabetes and the risk factors for people to be on the lookout for.

Dr. Maybee says type 2 diabetes is the type that more commonly affects adults and it’s the only people generally get screened. She says that type 1 diabetes often affects kids. When talking about risk factors for type 2 diabetes, Dr. Maybee says people need to consider obesity, family history of diabetes and certain medications, like prednisone.

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