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Cheap Test for Diabetes Risk

Dec 26, 2014

Combining assessments of a liver enzyme with fasting glucose levels may be a simple, inexpensive method to identify people at risk of developing diabetes, say a team of doctors at the India Diabetes Research Foundation and the A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospital, Chennai,and researchers at the Imperial College, London. Their study suggests a liver enzyme called gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT) is an independent predictor of diabetes and, combined with a fasting glucose test, could be an alternative screening tool to identify people in a prediabetes stage. — Journal of Association of Physicians of India