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EKF Diagnostics: Lab-accurate POC HbA1c measurement

Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) has gathered momentum as the preferred method for monitoring diabetes within the medical community over the last decade. The primary advantages of HbA1c are that diabetic patients are not required to fast before taking a test, unlike an oral glucose tolerance, and the procedure need only be carried out four times a year.EKF Diagnostics: Lab-accurate POC HbA1c measurement - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: 14 New Biomarkers Identified

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[09/10/2012] A German research team has identified 14 novel biomarkers for type 2 diabetes. They can become the basis for new methods of treatment and prevention. Furthermore, they can also be used to determine diabetes risk very early and to shed more light on the mechanisms of the disease.Type 2 Diabetes: 14 New Biomarkers Identified - Read more

Fasting: “People take a reserved stance towards naturopathic procedures"

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[24/09/2012] When people talk about fasting, they often mean caloric restriction in terms of a dietary regimen. Yet medically supervised fasting is so much more than this. Fasting has a positive effect on the human body in many different ways and could provide new perspectives for chronically sick people in the future. What mechanisms are behind all this – what is psychology and what is scientifically proven?Fasting: “People take a reserved stance towards naturopathic procedures" - Read more

Diabetes Drug: Could Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease?

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[17/09/2012] A drug designed for diabetes sufferers could have the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, a study by scientists at the University of Ulster has revealed. Type II diabetes is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s and it is thought that impaired insulin signalling in the brain could damage nerve cells and contribute to the disease.Diabetes Drug: Could Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease? - Read more

UK: Diabetes Problem in Minority Ethnic Populations

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[11/09/2012] Half of all people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent will develop diabetes by age 80 according to a study of the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation.UK: Diabetes Problem in Minority Ethnic Populations - Read more

Diabetic Patients: Investing in Quality of Care Reduces Costs

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[20/08/2012] University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have found that medical group practices can reduce costs for patients with diabetes by investing in improved quality of care.Diabetic Patients: Investing in Quality of Care Reduces Costs - Read more

Diabetes: White Blood Cells Mediate Insulin Resistance

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[07/08/2012] Researchers at the University of California, San Diego say neutrophils, an abundant type of white blood cell typically tasked with attacking bacteria and other foreign invaders, also plays an unexpected role in mediating insulin resistance – the central characteristic of type 2 diabetes, which afflicts an estimated 26 million Americans.Diabetes: White Blood Cells Mediate Insulin Resistance - Read more

Study: Treating Diabetes Early and Intensively is Best Strategy

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[02/07/2012] Intensive early treatment of type 2 diabetes slows down progression of the disease by preserving the body's insulin-producing capacity, a UT Southwestern study has shown.Study: Treating Diabetes Early and Intensively is Best Strategy - Read more

Skin Disease: Psoriasis Increases Risk of Diabetes

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[20/06/2012] Psoriasis is an independent risk for Type 2 Diabetes, according to a new study by researchers of the University of Pennsylvania, with the greatest risk seen in patients with severe psoriasis.Skin Disease: Psoriasis Increases Risk of Diabetes - Read more

Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease

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[13/06/2012] Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Centre have completed a study of 158 people who have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 50 years or more with eye examinations and have concluded that a high proportion of this unique group of patients developed little to no diabetic eye disease over time.Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease - Read more