May 23, 2013

Imagine what these Studies can Do for Diabetes Management

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imagingCould you see a day when noninvasive imaging tests are used to prevent T2D? An article published in  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics shows us the light on what these tests can do for our preemptive care to ward-off T2D.

Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and positron emission tomography (PET) are some of these imaging tests that are being considered in diabetes management. These tests reveal changes in fat composition and in the body that may affect metabolic complications leading to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Part of the revealing advantage these tests offer is to quantify body fat in different locations in the body. These tests also identify different types of fat, which can cause different diseases.

Could noninvasive imaging tests aid in early disease detection and identify structural and functional abnormalities before symptoms present?  If this is a possible way to nip T2D and a litany of other health maladies in the bud, it would be a tough sell to see why this would not be advisable.

If a little radiation scares you, try braving multiple finger sticks a day and a lot of health uncertainties that come with T2D.

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