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Researchers Studying Novel Gestational Diabetes Screening Alternative

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) recently published a study demonstrating the potential clinical utility of glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a novel biomarker for the screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The data from this study showed that a single blood test that measures plasma GCD59 at week 24-28 of gestation identified...
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Personalized Insulin Dosing Could Lead to Better Outcomes Following CABG Surgery

A study from Emory University published in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications observes a near-20% reduction in perioperative complications, a 1.2-day reduction in ICU stay, and a $3,654 reduction in per-patient hospitalization costs for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The reported outcomes, which included no severe hypoglycemia less...
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Can Intensive Medical Treatment Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Hertzel C. Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC, of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada randomly divided 83 individuals with...
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Recent Survey Finds Many Adults with Diabetes Unaware of Their Increased Risk for Certain Serious Illnesses

Many adults with diabetes are unaware of their increased risk for certain serious illnesses, according to a recent national, online consumer awareness survey sponsored by Merck and the American Diabetes Association, and conducted by Harris Poll. In the survey of 1,003 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older diagnosed with diabetes, respondents were twice as...