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Researchers discover proteins that may explain cancer risk in diabetics
Date: 2011-09-29 15:04:18
It is commonly thought that high blood sugar levels, as indicated by HbA1c testing, are the primary cause of many of the health complications faced by diabetics. However, new evidence suggests that this may not be the case, at least when it comes to cancer.... Full Story

Regular visits to the doctor may improve health of diabetics
Date: 2011-09-28 08:46:42
More frequent visits to the doctor may help individuals with diabetes improve their HbA1c test scores, indicating better blood sugar regulation, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Asthma worsens blood sugar control in diabetic children, study finds
Date: 2011-09-27 08:45:44
Children who suffer from asthma and diabetes may be more likely to have unhealthy HbA1c tests indicating poor blood sugar control, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.... Full Story

HbA1c testing important for helping individuals avoid type 2 diabetes
Date: 2011-09-26 08:09:45
Routine HbA1c testing for individuals who have risk factors for type 2 diabetes may play an important role in their ability to remain healthy and avoid the metabolic condition. With 79 million people at risk for the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular testing could help prevent a major health crisis in the U.S.... Full Story

New study finds no link between type 2 diabetes and BPA exposure
Date: 2011-09-23 08:08:01
Contrary to results from previous investigations, a team of researchers has found that high levels of exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may not increase a person's risk of receiving unhealthy HbA1c test results indicating they have type 2 diabetes.... Full Story

Poor night's sleep may put teens at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, study finds
Date: 2011-09-22 08:22:32
Failing to get a good night's sleep may put adolescents at a much higher risk of receiving unhealthy insulin test results, according to a new study out of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.... Full Story

New research links type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s risk
Date: 2011-09-21 08:04:11
A positive HbA1c test for type 2 diabetes may put an individual at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, as a new study has shown that the two conditions are closely linked.... Full Story

HbA1c testing reveals type 2 diabetes risk at an early point
Date: 2011-09-20 15:44:27
The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 1 million people could have diabetes but remain undiagnosed. This puts these individuals at a much higher risk of experiencing complications as a result of continually high blood sugar levels.... Full Story

Researchers regrow insulin-producing cells in mice with type 1 diabetes
Date: 2011-09-14 16:03:36
An international team of researchers may have developed a medication that could lead to improved insulin test results for individuals with type 1 diabetes and potentially even resolve the condition, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.... Full Story

State-level diabetes recommendations may be poorly targeted
Date: 2011-09-14 08:05:50
A growing number of individuals are receiving positive HbA1c tests for diabetes, and a new study suggests that one reason for this may be that state programs aimed at addressing the situation are often not properly suited to tackling the problem in wider populations.... Full Story

Inflammation may actually be beneficial in diabetes treatment
Date: 2011-09-08 16:11:54
A positive HbA1c test for type 2 diabetes is a common consequence of obesity. However, doctors may be coming to a new understanding of the link between the two conditions, as a new study has found that inflammation may not be the cause of insulin resistance, contrary to what was previously thought.... Full Story

Diabetics treated at integrated care facilities are more likely to pick up their prescriptions
Date: 2011-09-07 16:04:11
For individuals who have received a positive HbA1c test for diabetes, getting treated at an integrated clinic that uses electronic health records and has an on-site pharmacy may improve their treatment. A new study has shown that patients at these facilities are more likely to take the medications their doctor prescribes.... Full Story

Aerobic exercise is best for improving diabetic symptoms, study finds
Date: 2011-09-06 16:28:07
For people who have received positive HbA1c tests for diabetes, physical activity is one of the most important things they can do for their health. However, there is disagreement over what types of exercises are the best. Now, a new study confirms that aerobic activity may help diabetics make the biggest improvements in their condition.... Full Story

Opticians may help in identifying undiagnosed diabetics
Date: 2011-09-01 16:01:20
With type 2 diabetes rates continuing to soar, many people are now unaware they have the condition. However, new research suggests that conducting HbA1c testing at opticians' offices could help identify millions of undiagnosed diabetics.... Full Story

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