We've all been there. Sitting with our doctor and he recommends that we receive a screening test. Perhaps it's for prostate cancer or it's an EKG or something less familiar. Screening tests are interesting because they are given to people who don't have any symptoms. They are looking to avoid issues—which can be a good thing.
But what if you don't really need the test? How would you even know that you should question the need for the test?
Well, Consumer Reports as part of their Choosing Wisely campaign (of which Diabetic Connect is a partner), has produced a great resource for you to go to. This site http://consumerhealthchoices.org/screening/ has information and resources to help you understand if you really do need that screening test or if there really is no value for you.
I encourage you to check it out. Let us know what you think and how you think your doctor is doing in recommending only valuable tests that you truly need.
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