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Health behaviors and diet have strong ties to diabetes among the disadvantaged
Date: 2012-08-22 14:22:34
New research published in the British Medical Journal reveals that disparities in the incidence of type 2 diabetes between people of different socioeconomic statuses may be explained in large part by lifestyle differences. These findings may be relevant to people who screen positive for the metabolic disorder through a blood test.... Full Story

Class of diabetes medications may elevate risk of bladder cancer
Date: 2012-08-14 13:18:40
Blood testing is the first step toward an accurate diagnosis of diabetes and effective treatment. However, new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reveals that a class of diabetes medications known as thiazolidinedione drugs (TZDs), which include pioglitazone or rosiglitzaone, may raise patients' risk of bladder cancer.... Full Story

Natural oil may fight diabetes
Date: 2012-08-13 14:58:18
Scientists are working to diversify the available treatments for individuals who find out, through a blood test, that they have diabetes. One team of scientists from the Missouri University of Science and Technology discovered that oil extracted from the seeds of the wild almond tree (Sterculia foetida) may be able to fight both obesity and diabetes.... Full Story

Chronic pain is prevalent among type 2 diabetes patients
Date: 2012-08-08 15:10:14
Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes through a blood test is an important step toward preventing and treating the potential health complications that come with the disease. According to a multi-institutional study from California, nearly half of adults who have type 2 diabetes have to deal with acute and chronic pain, while nearly one-fourth cope with other problems such as nerve damage, depression and emotional instability.... Full Story

Threshold for diabetes diagnoses may need to be lower for black people
Date: 2012-08-07 14:54:46
A blood test to measure hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) levels is a good indicator of an individual's blood sugar control during the previous two to three months. However, whether these test results are indicative of diabetes may be unclear when it comes to physiological differences between white and black patients, according to researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.... Full Story

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