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Laboratory Tests for Diabetics Article Archives

September 2010

New Blood Markers for Type 2 Diabetes May Help to Identify Patients at Risk

For the first time, scientists have found that blood levels of some ribonucleic acids (microRNAs) are different among people with type 2 diabetes and those who subsequently develop the disease compared to healthy controls, according to research reported in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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August 2010

Gene testing could have saved weight-loss drug

(Reuters) - Genetic testing might have helped identify people who would become depressed or suicidal while taking Sanofi-Aventis' weight loss drug Acomplia, which might have helped keep the drug on the market, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

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July 2009

Dr. Trucco's Quest: Find a Vaccine Against Type 1 Diabetes Based on a Patient's Own Blood

Of all the quests that researchers have undertaken in search of a cure or decisive treatment for type 1 diabetes, the search for a vaccine has to be the boldest. But how would you develop such a vaccine, and how would it work?

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May 2009

Plastic Fantastic: Protective Device Fends Off Immune System Attacks on Transplanted Precursor Cells

Significant relief for people with type 1 diabetes could soon come in the form of a device made from a thermoplastic resin commonly used as a coating for cookware, gaskets, and hoses.

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December 2008

Internal Body Clock May Increase Risk of Type 2

An international team of researchers reports that a mutation in a gene that controls a person's body clock can cause higher blood sugar levels, leading to a 20 percent increased risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes.

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October 2008

A Kind of Diabetes You May Have Never Heard Of
A Kind of Diabetes You May Have Never Heard Of

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare disease that, like the more familiar diabetes mellitus, causes frequent urination. Interestingly, the "insipidus" in its name means "without taste," which refers to the flavor of the urine associated with DI.  "Mellitus," which means "honey," also describes the taste of the urine associated with that condition, which is (so we are told) sweet.

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July 2008

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Affects One in Three People with Diabetes

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition commonly correlated with diabetes, affects at least one in every three diabetics over the age of 501 and approximately eight million Americans over the age of 40. Although PAD is common among diabetic and senior populations, current data show that public and physician knowledge of the disease is startlingly low, with only 25 percent of the affected population seeking treatment.2

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February 2000

Testing for Type 1 Diabetes—How Useful are these Tests?

There are three categories of tests which help doctors in screening for type 1 diabetes, according to Stephen E. Gitelman, MD, with the Division of Endocrinology and Pediatrics at UCSF, San Francisco:

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April 1998

New Test Gives Early Indications for Type 1

Biomerica Inc. plans to begin sales of its new diabetes blood test overseas as soon as it receives FDA approval.

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