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Prediabetes

Prediabetes Research and Treatment Methods: Prediabetes is defined as having an HbA1c between 5.7 and 6.4% or a fasting glucose between 100 and 126 mg/dl. According to the NDEP, approximately 86 million people in the US have prediabetes. These people are subject to many of the same risks as diabetes patients. Prediabetes typically progresses to diabetes if the patient’s lifestyle remains the same. Beta cell destruction occurs, and the patient’s ability to maintain glucose homeostasis is further compromised. For this reason and others, many professionals believe that prediabetes is mislabeled and should be considered diabetes. New tools, techniques and guidance can help you improve outcomes for your prediabetes patients.

Enzymes for Prediabetes

Two enzymes that are elevated in prediabetes could hold clues to helping the 79 million Americans with the condition avoid serious vascular complications and even identify those most at risk for full-blown diabetes….

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Howard Koh, MD, MPH: Screening for Prediabetes

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Howard K. Koh M.D., M.P.H., updates us on the status of prediabetes screening, explaining that prediabetes has its own set of scientific and policy challenges. He also lets us know that screening is possible for people with hypertension and new women’s preventive services including screening for GDM are now available….  

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LEAP Program: Free Monofilaments

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LEAP Program: Free Monofilaments This monofilament, produced by the Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention Program, is used to test for loss of protective sensation in the feet — a key indicator of diabetes or risk of diabetes. To order your free monofilaments, just follow this link.

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Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH: Prediabetes

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With the recent release of the AACE’s algorithm for identifying prediabetes, we thought we’d revisit our publisher Steve Freed’s interview with Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH, research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Grant talks candidly about testing for prediabetes and the next steps he takes depending ...

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