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Heavy alcohol use may increase type 2 diabetes risk in middle-aged adults

April 10, 2024
Heavy alcohol use is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as five or more drinks per day or 15 or more drinks per week for men and, for women...
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CMS’ coverage of HbA1c testing for diabetes screening is a good start — But we can do more

In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced policy changes for Medicare payments under its Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Included in these changes...
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Two-step screening strategy could reduce diabetic heart failure

Jan. 9, 2024
Biomarker testing helps more accurately predict risk, need for preventive treatment, UT Southwestern researchers find.
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Epigenetic changes can cause type 2 diabetes

Jan. 2, 2024
Epigenetic changes that arise due to environmental and lifestyle factors can affect the function of genes.
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Nearly 40% of Type 2 diabetes patients stop taking their second-line medication

Dec. 26, 2023
A ‘wake-up call’ for doctors that patients may not be taking their prescribed medicines.
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Study provides preliminary evidence in favor of a new type 1 diabetes treatment

Nov. 29, 2023
Traditional management of type 1 diabetes has primarily involved replacing the missing insulin with injections which, though effective, can be expensive and burdensome.
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More than one in three Americans are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, but changing the outcome is possible

Nov. 15, 2023
This World Diabetes Day, new national PSAs encourage risk awareness and healthy lifestyle changes to help reverse prediabetes.
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Children with prediabetes and obesity may be more likely to progress to diabetes

Oct. 16, 2023
Metformin, lifestyle changes may prevent type 2 diabetes in children with prediabetes.
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New research sheds light on cause of type 2 diabetes

Oct. 9, 2023
Scientists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are shedding new light on the causes of Type 2 diabetes and offering a potential strategy for developing new therapies, or ...
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A practical approach for your lab’s A1c testing & why your methodology matters

Aug. 24, 2023
Although a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurement for evaluating patient glycemic control is well established for diagnosis and monitoring in patients with normal hemoglobin, this...


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