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Diabetics do not benefit from regular blood sugar testing
Date: 2012-01-31 16:24:03
Many individuals with type 2 diabetes are instructed by their doctors to take regular blood tests to measure their glucose levels. However, new research indicates that this may not be linked to better health or treatment outcomes.... Full Story

Researchers develop chip to test glucose in saliva
Date: 2012-01-23 16:53:01
Diabetics must undergo several blood tests per day to ensure that their glucose levels are within a healthy range. This process can be burdensome and leave individuals with sores on their fingers. In order to remedy the situation, a team of researchers from Brown University has developed a system that may allow diabetics to test their saliva instead of blood.... Full Story

Insulin may reduce heart risk in diabetics
Date: 2012-01-23 16:26:20
When a patient has consistently low insulin test results they are at a much higher risk of of experiencing cardiovascular complications. However, a new study indicates that diabetics may be able to reduce their likelihood of suffering these types of problems through insulin therapy.... Full Story

Many people have immune system risk factors
Date: 2012-01-16 16:59:04
Many more people may be at risk for receiving blood test results that reveal they have type 1 diabetes than previously thought. A new study from the National Institutes of Health indicates that a high percentage of the population has immune system dysfunction that put them at risk for autoimmune disorders.... Full Story

Researchers recommend taxing soda
Date: 2012-01-13 16:51:45
Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages could significantly reduce their consumption, according to a new report published in the journal Health Affairs. This could have an impact on the blood test results of individuals with diabetes, as well as the overall health of those at risk for heart health problems.... Full Story

Integrated treatments for depression improve diabetes care
Date: 2012-01-12 17:10:03
Individuals with diabetes rely on blood testing to make sure their insulin and blood sugar levels are within normal ranges. However, when diabetics also have depression, as many do, they are less likely to take these steps to manage their blood sugar properly.... Full Story

New study helps explain why coffee drinkers are less likely to develop diabetes
Date: 2012-01-11 16:36:24
Drinking coffee has been shown to improve the results of blood tests for markers associated with type 2 diabetes risk, but until now no one has been sure exactly what accounted for this property.... Full Story

Lifestyle intervention program can be cost-effective method for preventing diabetes
Date: 2012-01-10 16:55:34
A team of researchers has identified ways to improve the cost-effectiveness of a proven strategy for helping those at risk for developing diabetes lose weight and improve their insulin blood test scores. The findings could help many individuals avoid the condition entirely.... Full Story

Mother's diet during pregnancy may impact child's future diabetes risk
Date: 2012-01-06 16:42:46
An unhealthy diet during pregnancy can increase the chances that a woman's child will receive a positive blood test for type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a new study from a team of British researchers.... Full Story

Researchers identify genetic risk factors associated with diabetes
Date: 2012-01-03 16:47:30
A simple blood test may be able to predict an individual's future risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics.... Full Story

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