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Blood tests predict diabetes risk but are infrequently utilized
Date: 2011-11-29 16:08:10
A number of measures of health including cholesterol testing can be used to predict a person's future diabetes risk, but a new study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that these procedures are rarely utilized appropriately.... Full Story

New tool makes lab test results more accessible for doctors
Date: 2011-11-21 16:40:20
A new tool developed by a team of researchers from the University of Missouri may make it easier for doctors to access diabetic patients' HbA1c test results as well as other vital pieces of information that help boost care quality.... Full Story

Obesity and diabetes rates set to explode, researchers warn
Date: 2011-11-17 16:46:15
A large segment of the U.S. population may soon receive a positive HbA1c test indicating they have diabetes unless current trends are curtailed, according to a new study.... Full Story

Growing population could mean higher rates of diabetes, expert says
Date: 2011-11-14 16:32:06
As the population continues to increase, one expert is predicting even more people will receive HbA1c tests indicating they have diabetes. The warning comes at a time when diabetes rates are already at record highs.... Full Story

People who eat more fish are less likely to develop diabetes, study finds
Date: 2011-11-11 16:32:22
For individuals who have received unhealthy HbA1c test results, eating more fish may lead to better control over blood sugar levels, according to a new study out of the University of Valencia in Spain.... Full Story

New research may help make blood sugar testing easier
Date: 2011-11-10 16:48:11
For individuals who have received positive HbA1c tests indicating they have diabetes, checking their blood sugar on a regular basis may be a painful, uncomfortable experience. However, a team of researchers may have identified an easier way to measure glucose levels.... Full Story

Researchers find link between diabetes and cognitive decline
Date: 2011-11-08 16:48:48
Individuals who have received unhealthy HbA1c tests indicating they have diabetes may be more likely to experience cognitive complications as they age, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care.... Full Story

National Diabetes Month provides opportunities for individuals to reevaluate their lifestyles
Date: 2011-11-07 16:48:12
With large segments of the society predicted to develop type 2 diabetes within the coming years, experts are saying that November, which is National Diabetes Month, is the perfect to seek HbA1c testing to check for the presence of the disease and to take proactive steps to avoid metabolic problems.... Full Story

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