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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.

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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What Population Has the Fastest Progression to Diabetes?

Asian Indians with prediabetes have one of the highest incidence rates for diabetes, despite being younger and having a much lower average BMI than other high-risk populations…   There is little data on the incidence rates of diabetes and prediabetes (dysglycemia) in Asian Indians. Researchers led by Ranjit Mohan Anjana, MD, …

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Inflammatory Marker Profile Shifts As Type 2 Develops

A large, population-based, observational study identified different profiles of inflammatory and immune biomarkers in people with no diabetes, prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes… Findings revealed an increase in the median concentrations of white blood cells, monocytes, granulocytes, interleukin-18, IL-1 receptor antagonist and fibrinogen in patients with diabetes and prediabetes compared …

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