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Millions of Low-Risk People with Diabetes May Be Testing Blood Sugar Too Often – Michigan Medicine

How the study was done Platt and senior author A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., a professor in general medicine, looked at information from a national insurance database made available through U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, of which Fendrick is a member. SEE ALSO: A New Type of Church Outreach: Diabetes Education They focused on data from after the Endocrine ...

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Diabetes: What New Prevention and Treatment Options Are Available? – Maine Public

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes.  Approximately 11.1% of the adult population in Maine have it and 36,000 Mainers have diabetes but don’t know it.  In addition, 386,000 adult Mainers have prediabetes with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Guests: Dr. Irwin Brodsky, endocrinologist and health services researcher with Maine ...

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With Diabetes, Must You Fast for Blood Tests? – WebMD

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a low blood sugar episode (hypoglycemia) while waiting ...

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