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Weight gain in South Asian groups can have major consequences
Date: 2011-07-29 14:22:01
South Asians who gain excess weight may be more likely than individuals from other ethnic backgrounds to receive an HbA1c test indicating they have type 2 diabetes. A new study from researchers at McMaster University has found that small changes in weight can have big implications for these individuals.... Full Story

Muscle mass may help prevent insulin resistance
Date: 2011-07-28 15:03:13
Maintaining high levels of muscle mass may improve individuals' insulin test results and prevent them from developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new report published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.... Full Story

Researchers say HbA1c testing predicts heart disease risk in diabetics
Date: 2011-07-26 15:23:34
HbA1c testing may be a useful tool for predicting the risk of heart disease among individuals with diabetes, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Cholesterol drug may improve blood sugar control in diabetics
Date: 2011-07-20 14:19:43
An experimental drug that has been shown to boost levels HDL cholesterol may also improve HbA1c test scores in diabetics, according to a recent investigation published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Dentists may be able to diagnose diabetes
Date: 2011-07-18 15:17:20
Aside from HbA1c testing, a trip to the dentist may be one of the easiest ways for individuals to find out if they have type 2 diabetes. A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research has determined that dentists may be in a good position to diagnoses the condition.... Full Story

Aggressive diabetes treatments may not yield better results
Date: 2011-07-15 14:54:21
Some individuals with type 2 diabetes opt for aggressive treatment approaches that promise to restore their HbA1c test scores to nearly normal levels. However, a new study is questioning the benefit of this type of therapy.... Full Story

New model of care improves treatment for diabetics
Date: 2011-07-14 15:25:57
Diabetics may be able to improve their HbA1c test scores by seeking treatment at a patient centered medical home, which is a model of primary care that is becoming popular for its ability to reduce costs while improving patient outcomes. A new study has found that diabetics in these systems are much more likely to improve their condition.... Full Story

Nuts may aid in control of diabetes symptoms
Date: 2011-07-12 15:02:45
A handful of nuts each day could lead to significantly improved HbA1c tests for individuals with diabetes. A new study from a team of Canadian researchers has shown that nuts provide significant support for metabolic health.... Full Story

Common amino acid may control diabetes risk
Date: 2011-07-08 15:07:32
Individuals who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be able to improve their HbA1c test scores and avoid the condition by adding more leucine to their diets. A new study from researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has found that the amino acid helps control blood sugar levels in individuals with impaired metabolic function.... Full Story

Researchers uncover basis of diabetes drug side effects
Date: 2011-07-07 15:37:18
A class of diabetes medications known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, may improve the HbA1C test scores of individuals with diabetes, but they are known to come with a long list of side effects. Now, a new study has helped to explain some of these issues and may contribute to the development of newer medications.... Full Story

Zinc may help in controlling blood sugar levels
Date: 2011-07-06 15:03:42
Higher levels of zinc may help individuals who have type 2 diabetes improve their HbA1c test scores, as a new study published in the Journal of Molecular Biology has found that the mineral is key in preventing the accumulation of molecules that prevent the production of insulin.... Full Story

Young diabetics may be more prone to heart problems
Date: 2011-07-05 16:15:19
On the whole, HbA1c tests have been improving in recent years for individuals with type 1 diabetes. This reflects the strides that the medical profession has made in helping these patients control their blood sugar levels.... Full Story

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