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Diabetes Screening at the Dentist

Dental visits may allow for diabetes screening and monitoring glucose control in at-risk patients… A new study suggests that using gingival crevicular blood, collected during dental visits, for HbA1c testing produced values that were nearly identical to those obtained using finger stick blood. Correlation was 0.991 between the HbA1c values ...

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Predicting Type 1 Diabetes

It may be possible to predict the development of type 1 diabetes in young children by measuring the presence of autoantibodies in the blood… This comes from new data from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. Lead researcher Åke Lernmark, MD, PhD, of Lund University, said ...

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Dietary Phosphatidylcholine Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Phosphatidylcholine is a chemical contained in eggs, soybeans, mustard, sunflower, and other foods… Researchers included data on dietary intake from three observational cohorts; the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), NHS II, and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS). The authors excluded participants with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, or unlikely dietary data ...

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Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

A recent study discovers that there may be an association between breastfeeding and lowering risk of type 1 diabetes… The objective of this study was to determine the association of breast feeding duration with the risk of type 1 diabetes in genetically predisposed newborns. In addition, this study looked at ...

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