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Diabetes and Stroke: Know the signs and symptoms of stroke and how to prevent an event

By Mark Turco THE PROBLEM: A stroke occurs when an artery in the brain is blocked from a blood clot not allowing blood flow to the brain and depriving it of oxygen. Stroke affects...

Joslin Research Sheds Light on Type 1 Diabetes-Specific Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease

Contributor : Description : Content : May 1, 2015 ( Newswise ) - Diabetes boosts the risks of developing heart conditions, and patient studies within the past few years have shown that people...

FDA Clears Nipro Diagnostics TRUE METRIX AIR

Contributor : Description : Content : May 1, 2015 (Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.) - Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its TRUE METRIX...

Wil Dubois' Columns

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Troubleshooting Test Strips

What's the first thing you do, after opening a new vial of test strips? Run a control test, right? (Well, that's what you're supposed to do, even though it "wastes" one or more of that...

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Dropping One Sugary Soda a Day Could Cut Diabetes Risk: Study

Contributor : Description : Content : May 1, 2015 ( HealthDay ) - People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a...

Smoking Cessation Linked to Diabetes Control Deterioration

Contributor : Description : Content : May 1, 2015 ( Healio ) - A temporary deterioration in glycemic control, lasting up to 3 years, is linked to smoking cessation in adults with type 2 diabetes,...

Incidence of Diabetes Highest, Progression Fastest Among Asian Indians

Contributor : Description : Content : May 1, 2015 ( Healio ) - Asian Indians with prediabetes exhibit one of the highest incidence rates for diabetes, despite being younger and having a much...

Research Shows Pears Could Be Part of a Healthy Diet to Manage Diabetes

Contributor : Description : Content : April 30, 2015 ( NewsWise ) - While the phrase "an apple a day" is a popular saying, a new study suggests that pears as part of a healthy diet could play a...

Drug That Can Prevent the Onset of Diabetes Is Rarely Used

Contributor : Description : Content : April 30, 2015 ( EurekAlert ) - Few doctors are prescribing a low-cost drug that has been proven effective in preventing the onset of diabetes, according to...

Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries

Contributor : Description : Content : April 30, 2015 ( HealthDay ) - Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent,...

Diabetic Patients with Psoriasis May Have Higher Risk of Microvascular, Macrovascular Complications

Contributor : Description : Content : April 30, 2015 ( Healio ) - Diabetic patients with psoriasis generally had an increased risk microvascular and macrovascular complications compared with...

For a Loop

It was a sneaky one. A sly beast of a low bloodsugar that gave me no symptoms until it gave me all of the symptoms in one big brick to my face. Sitting in bed reading and getting ready to sleep, I...

US Hispanic Community Initiative for Type 2 Diabetes Care Launched by Janssen

Contributor : Description : Content : April 29, 2015 ( Healio ) — A new initiative was recently launched by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to address the culturally unique needs of Hispanic...

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by Brenda Bell
What's the first thing you do, after opening a new vial of test strips? Run a control test, right? (Well, that's what you're supposed to do, even though it "wastes" one or more of that precious commodity.) Every vial of test strips has a reference range for one or more control solutions. (If there's more than one range, our vials of control solution usually tell us to look for the "normal" or "low" range.) What...