Diabetes - A1c blood test found to be unreliable in diabetes diagnoses
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  May 14, 2019  
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 Heart attacks are more common in diabetics who are diagnosed before 40Heart attacks are more common in diabetics who are diagnosed before 40
 
The link between diabetes and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease has long been established, but a new study has now shown that the age at which a person is diagnosed with diabetes could significantly affect the risk of heart attack or stroke.
 
   A1c blood test found to be unreliable in diabetes diagnosesA1c blood test found to be unreliable in diabetes diagnoses
 
Research has found that many cases of diabetes are missed when the hemoglobin A1c blood test is used solely to diagnose the disease.
 
   23andMe to predict risk of diabetes from genetic makeup23andMe to predict risk of diabetes from genetic makeup
 
DNA testing company 23andMe will soon release a DNA test that can predict an individuals' risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but many experts are concerned.
 
 The Risks of Prediabetes
 
The Risks of PrediabetesWhile many are familiar with type 2 diabetes, few are aware of prediabetes, a serious health condition that affects 86 million Americans (more than one in three adults) and often leads to type 2 diabetes.
 
 
 Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers
 
Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancersA new Journal of Diabetes study from China, which has the highest number of people with diabetes among all countries, found that type 2 diabetes was linked with an elevated risk of 11 types of cancer in men and 13 types of cancer in women.
 
 
 Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levels
 
Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levelsA new study by researchers at the University of Adelaide has found that time-restricted eating (also known as intermittent fasting), may help to regulate blood glucose levels among people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes. Fasting was shown to improve glycemic (blood sugar) responses in men with a high risk of developing diabetes, irrespective of how much food they ate.
 
 
 Cornell research explains increased metastatic cancer risk in diabetics
 
Cornell research explains increased metastatic cancer risk in diabeticsAs if people living with diabetes didn't have enough health concerns, here's another: increased risk of metastatic cancer. New Cornell University research points to a possible explanation for this health double whammy.