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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.

Skin Bacteria a Cause of Diabetes?

Toxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a common skin bacteria, caused glucose intolerance in rabbit cells… Bacteria and viruses have an obvious role in causing infectious diseases, but microbes have also been identified as the surprising cause of other illnesses, including cervical cancer (Human papilloma virus) and stomach ulcers …

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National Diabetes Prevention Program

Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes. Your patients who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes could benefit from the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Participants work with lifestyle coaches in a group setting to lose 5%-7% of their body weight and increase physical activity to at …

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Rapid Heart Rate Suggests a 59% Higher Risk of Diabetes

A potential new pre-clinical marker to determine a patient’s risk for diabetes… Seven previous studies totaling nearly 100,000 patients found a positive association between those with a rapid heart rate and an increased risk of diabetes as compared to individuals with slow heart rates. Researchers found this same association in …

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Antibiotics Possibly Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes

Extended, multiple, or lifetime regimens of medications may alter gut micobiota… With increased prevalence of antibiotics, researchers are constantly learning new information about the effects of these drugs. It is known that gut microbiota can influence metabolic pathways affecting the pathogenesis of obesity and insulin resistance. According to researchers, patients …

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What Is the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act?

Legislation would provide coverage for National Diabetes Prevention Program to Medicare beneficiaries at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes… The American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the YMCA have introduced the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (S. 1131/H.R. 2102). Sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Senator Susan …

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