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Undiagnosed diabetes increases risk of death during hospital stays   Undiagnosed diabetes increases risk of death during hospital stays
Date: 2011-02-25 12:33:43
Insulin testing may be particularly important for elderly individuals who are admitted to hospitals, as a new study has found that many older individuals who seek care have undiagnosed diabetes, which makes them more likely to die while they are in the hospital.... Full Story

Gastric bypass offers strong results for diabetics   Gastric bypass offers strong results for diabetics
Date: 2011-02-23 12:49:35
Gastric bypass surgery may lead to significantly improved HbA1c test results for diabetics, particularly when compared to other types of weight loss surgery. These are the findings of a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.... Full Story

High HbA1c increases kidney disease risk for diabetics   High HbA1c increases kidney disease risk for diabetics
Date: 2011-02-22 13:28:03
Individuals with type 1 diabetes are known to be at an increased risk of many complications, including kidney disease and early death. However, the specific causes of these poor outcomes have eluded researchers. Now, a new investigation shows that HbA1c testing may help predict the risk of these complications.... Full Story

Diabetic children show warning signs of heart disease   Diabetic children show warning signs of heart disease
Date: 2011-02-17 13:37:52
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S., but rates are particularly high among individuals who suffer from diabetes. However, cholesterol testing and other measures of heart health given to diabetics early in their lives may reveal their risk of suffering from heart complications later in life, according to a new study from researchers at Children's Hospital in Wisconsin.... Full Story

HbA1c testing may reveal a diabetic's retinopathy risk   HbA1c testing may reveal a diabetic's retinopathy risk
Date: 2011-02-16 13:47:08
HbA1c testing may provide a strong indication of a diabetic's long-term risk of developing retinopathy, according to a new study from a team of French researchers.... Full Story

Peeling fruit can cause inaccurate diabetes test results   Peeling fruit can cause inaccurate diabetes test results
Date: 2011-02-11 14:56:01
Handling fruit before an insulin test may throw off the results for diabetics, according to a new study from a team of Japanese researchers.... Full Story

Diabetes information on the internet is often unreliable, study finds   Diabetes information on the internet is often unreliable, study finds
Date: 2011-02-09 13:35:48
In this digital age, many individuals who receive positive HbA1c tests for diabetes turn to the internet for answers to their questions about the condition. However, a new study has found that this may be a dangerous practices, as many community sites for people with the condition contain unqualified information that may be misleading and even dangerous.... Full Story

Researchers identify mechanism behind complications associated with diabetes   Researchers identify mechanism behind complications associated with diabetes
Date: 2011-02-01 11:41:44
For people who have received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, the greatest risk to their health may be cardiovascular complications related to blood vessel damage. In many diabetics, this situation results in heart disease, stroke, retinopathy and even limb amputation.... Full Story

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