Improving Detection of Prediabetes in Children and Adults: Using Combinations of Blood Glucose Tests

Approximately, 24 million Americans are suffering from type 2 diabetes while more than 65 million others have prediabetes (1, 2). The projected number of Americans with diagnosed type 2 diabetes is 39.0 million for 2050 (3), and a 100% increase in prediabetes has been predicted for 2030 (1). Hence, accurate identification of people with prediabetes is imperative before applications of pharmacological and lifestyle interventions for the prevention and delay of type 2 diabetes. The application of a screening test that is both robust and handy is, therefore, vital for promptly ascertaining subjects with prediabetes. A robust and quick prediabetes diagnostic test can reduce overall societal costs of diabetes by motivating subjects with prediabetes to seek diabetes preventative care. (Read More Here)

Blood test results vary from drop to drop in fingerprick tests

When it comes to needles and drawing blood, most patients agree that bigger is not better. But in the first study of its kind, Rice University bioengineers have found results from a single drop of blood are highly variable, and as many as six to nine drops must be combined to achieve consistent results……(Read More Here)