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New Diagnostic’s for Early Identification of Patients at High Risk of Rapid Loss of Kidney Function
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Project aims to develop new diagnostic approaches for early identification of patients at high risk of rapid loss of kidney function.

One-Third of Adults With Diabetes Still Don't Know They Have It
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults age 20 and older has risen from about 5.1% to 6.5%, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Discovery of Gene Plays Important Role in the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
In a painstaking set of experiments, scientists have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Early Glucose Challenge Testing Identifies Diabetes Versus Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
In women in whom prenatal care is the first medical care they receive, screening for gestational diabetes before they are 24 weeks pregnant could help identify those with pre-gestational diabetes mellitus.

Clinical Screening Tool Developed for Identifying Type 1&1/2 Diabetes Adult Latent Autoimmune Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
The presence of 2 or more clinical risk factors for latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) may be useful for identifying adults at high risk for LADA who require islet antibody testing, a new report suggests.

AACE: A1c Is a Promising Diagnostic Tool in Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Fasting blood glucose and HbA1c testing can be a useful screening tool for gestational diabetes.

U.S. Diabetes Population Grows 86 Percent Over Last Decade
Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006
Research reveals diabetes complications are widespread and growing, and patients desire to gain better control.

French Paradox a Myth
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2006
French headed for similar obesity, diabetes and heart problems as U.S.

NAVIGATOR Screening Turns up 9,000 People with Undiagnosed Diabetes
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2005
In her oral presentation, Dr. Bethel said that while conducting the oral glucose tolerance tests that were part of the screening, the researchers found that 9,092 individuals (20.9%) were already diabetic, but were unaware of their status. Another 11,853 individuals (27.2%) screened were found to have impaired glucose tolerance, a major step on the road to diabetes

Fasting Glucose Levels Not The Best Indicator of Diabetes Risk
Posted: Friday, November 04, 2005
"People and physicians should not look only on the current definition of normal and abnormal blood glucose levels when assessing an individual’s risk to develop diabetes A careful interpretation of the body mass index, the triglyceride level and the patient`s family history of diabetes is needed in order to better identify those at high risk,"

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