November 17, 2011

Predicting Diabetes

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Metabolon has a revolutionary test that uses biomarkers to identify a patient’s susceptibility to  insulin resistance leading to diabetes.

The test, called Quantose, can predict when a person will develop diabetes. It can be used as a tool to promote lifestyle changes in at-risk patients. Quantose is able to assess the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes above and beyond traditional risk factors and glycemic tests. The test exists now, but Metabolon is working on partnering with testing companies to have them added to standard blood panel tests.

A test like Quantose can help evade the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes simply and cost effectively.

A report said that 1 in 10 adults will have Type 2 diabetes by 2030. If a statistic like that can be reduced by adding a simple test to your doctor’s office visit – the opportunity cost is extremely reasonable. The price you pay with diabetes, mentally, physically, and emotionally is obscene. Not to mention the national healthcare crisis can’t afford this predicted reality.

Diabetes is growing like a weed. Given the right tools to get the job done – we can effectively prune some roots  and perhaps nip it in the bud.

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