A new blood test may help you predict diabetes better

By Simon M - Last updated: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital based in the United Kingdom has discovered a new blood test that will make it easier for doctors to predict Gestational diabetes which makes majority affects pregnant women and their unborn children. This new test is faster and more effective than the current two type method that Doctors are currently using to treat to this disease

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“A team of researchers has come up with a new blood test that may better predict gestational diabetes. The study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that a single measurement of plasma glycated CD59 (GCD59), a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of gestation identified, with high sensitivity and specificity, women who failed the glucose challenge test as well as women with gestational diabetes.”


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