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Simple Blood Test May Predict Who Might Develop Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010
Doctors may have identified a new and simple way to predict risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Discovery of Important New Player in Diabetes Onset
Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010
A research team led by a La Jolla Institute scientist has unmasked a previously unknown cellular player, which is critical to proper insulin secretion.

Egg Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010
Study looks at whether eggs can increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Earlier Screening for Diabetes Worthwhile
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
It's currently recommended that people be screened for Type 2 diabetes starting at age 45, particularly if they are overweight. But a new study suggests that it would be worthwhile to start Type 2 diabetes screening earlier -- between the ages of 30 and 45.

Inhaling Diabetes? Study Suggests Link Between Air Pollution and Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
Traffic-related air pollution, known to raise the risk for cardiovascular disease, may also increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in women. Low-grade inflammation may contribute to the higher incidence of Type 2 diabetes in women exposed to air pollution.

Using A1c to Define the Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
Using A1c instead of FPG to define MetS is feasible. It also identifies individuals with increased cardiovascular risk.

Computers Effectively Detect Diabetes-Related Eye Problems
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
People with diabetes have an increased risk of blindness, yet nearly half of the approximately 23 million Americans with diabetes do not get an annual eye exam to detect possible problems. New methods can now help in screening for retinopathy.

One Sleepless Night Can Result in Insulin Resistance
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Researchers found that healthy people who had just one night of short sleep can show signs of insulin resistance, a condition that often precedes Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Indicator Higher in African-Americans
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Racial disparities could result in life-threatening hypoglycemia and increased complications.

A1c Below Diabetes Levels Predicts CVD
Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010
Researchers found that HbA1c values significantly predicted CVD or death, whereas FPG levels were not significant after adjustment for other risk factors. The additional usefulness of HbA1c may therefore justify the marginally higher cost of the test relative to the inexpensive FPG.

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