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Alternative therapies may benefit diabetics
Date: 2012-04-23 16:09:30
Blood testing plays an important role in the ability of diabetics to manage their glucose levels, which is important for avoiding health complications. However, this is not the only consideration when it comes to living with diabetes. The condition can cause a person to feel as though they have little control over their life, which sometimes leads to depression.... Full Story

Diabetics often don't know important test scores
Date: 2012-04-20 15:58:34
Most diabetics do not know their most recent cholesterol test scores or results from other important health screenings, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care.... Full Story

Poor sleep quality may be risk factor for obesity, study finds
Date: 2012-04-17 15:56:40
People who get less than six hours of sleep at night may face a high risk of becoming obese, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The researchers said the situation may make individuals more likely to receive positive lab tests for diabetes and other chronic health conditions.... Full Story

New study uncovers link between diabetes and plastic chemical
Date: 2012-04-13 15:48:14
High levels of exposure to plastics chemicals known as phthalates may lead to unhealthy glucose blood tests, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care.... Full Story

Many women may face pregnancy complications associated with weight and blood sugar
Date: 2012-04-12 16:01:51
Blood testing for glucose levels may be critical for all pregnant women. A new study has found that even modest elevations in blood sugar, when combined with being somewhat overweight, can lead to potentially serious pregnancy complications.... Full Story

Diabetics face many social challenges
Date: 2012-04-11 15:59:25
Individuals with diabetes must constantly monitor their blood test results and be very careful about the types of food they eat. New research suggests that the healthcare system and society at large may not do enough to accommodate the needs of diabetics.... Full Story

Obesity and diabetes may be linked to autism
Date: 2012-04-09 15:57:43
Unhealthy blood tests for glucose levels among pregnant women may be linked to an increased risk of delivering a child who has autism or other developmental delays, according to a new study out of the University of California, Davis.... Full Story

Experts urge diabetics to manage their cholesterol levels
Date: 2012-04-05 16:01:54
Diabetics may have more to worry about than just their blood sugar levels. Experts say that these individuals should also consider cholesterol testing, as cardiovascular complications stemming from high cholesterol are very common.... Full Story

HbA1c testing is preferable diabetes test, experts say
Date: 2012-04-04 16:05:32
For individuals who may be at risk for developing diabetes, blood testing plays an important role in diagnosing their condition and determining whether or not lifestyle changes are necessary. However, not all tests are the same.... Full Story

Low-glycemic index breakfasts helps control blood sugar, experts say
Date: 2012-04-02 15:50:48
A low-glycemic index breakfast may play an important role in keeping blood tests for glucose at healthy levels, a pair of experts recently reported at the Institute of Food Technologists' Wellness 12 meeting.... Full Story

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