There are certain risk factors that may make you more prone to develop diabetes, such as high blood pressure, overweight, abnormal blood fats, family history of diabetes, if you had a baby who weighed more than 4 kg at birth, certain ethnic groups, etc. If you have some or more than one of these risk factors more frequent screening for diabetes may be indicated. If you do not have risk factors and your screening test did not show diabetes you can be screened again after 3 years - unless of course if you develop symptoms of diabetes or if you develop some of the risk factors in the interim period when more frequent screening may be necessary.
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