Blood Test May Prevent Women from Developing Diabetes
A new blood test may help prevent women from developing diabetes by allowing them to know in advance that they are at a high risk for developing diabetes in the future.
This will allow the women to make the necessary lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise now, which may prevent a diagnosis of diabetes later. Samia Mora, M.D. and colleagues at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital used Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to investigate the relationship of NMR-measured lipoproteins and the development of future type 2 diabetes.
The blood test measure the amount of lipoproteins in the blood the higher the level the higher the risk a healthy woman may develop diabetes. A woman may have a large amount of lipoproteins for several years before developing diabetes. As the years go on the lipoproteins continue to increase if a woman is aware of this then she may have an excellent chance of preventing diabetes all together.
Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School)