Diabetes Can Predict 10 Years Earlier by A Blood Test

By Swbtab03 Latest Reply 2010-11-09 13:48:51 -0600
Started 2010-11-07 08:27:26 -0600

Nice website I found medic4health.com- was actually looking for ADHD stuff for my child and ran across this.
This could very well help our kids in the future, read below interesting

A blood test is developed by the scientists which can predict Diabetes 10 years Earlier. The researchers from Birmingham speaking at the British Science Festival that this test is specific for Type 2 Diabetes & can identify half of people who will develop Diabetes.The Test works by detecting levels of a genetic molecule (MiR) in blood.

The same molecule, called a microRNAآ or MiR could help pinpoint sufferers at high risk of heart related and artery diseases. The test can also help to distinguish between those who will and those who will not go on to develop some of the complications of diabetes caused by damage to blood vessels, such as stroke ,heart attack, and poor circulation. The Principle of test is based on less shed of MiR in blood. It is belive that one type of micro-RNA, known as MiR-126, protects blood vessels from damage. Healthy blood vessel cells are able to release substantial MiR-126 in to the blood stream. However, when they become damaged, they need to keep the MiR-126 for themselves and shed less in to the blood.

The lead scientist Dr Manuel Mayr, from King’s College London, said he expected the MiR test to be used in conjunction with conventional methods and cost will around آ£2. Dr Mayr sais, “It’s very important for doctors to define those diabetic patients that are at the highest risk of developing cardiovascular complications”.

The most important use and advantage of this test its that it directly assessed the damage diabetes was causing to blood vessels. It آ allow doctors to begin early treatment with cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs and target it at those who are most likely to benefit. Early diagnosed and identified people with diabetes are particularly at risk of having a heart attack or stroke

Dr Mayr studied 822 adults aged between 40 and 79 living in northern Italy. Of the two types of diabetes, type 2, or adult onset, diabetes is much more common. Around five per cent of adults in England have diagnosed type 2 diabetes. A further three percent of men and two per cent of women aged over 35 may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. آ The risk of having a heart attack is between two and five times greater in people with diabetes. Around 15 per cent of heart attacks in western Europe are due to diabetes. The findings were published in the journal Circulation Research. Professor Jeremy Pearson, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which funded the research, said: “This is important because right now there is no quick and simple way to monitor blood vessel health.

7 replies

realsis77 2010-11-09 11:35:17 -0600 Report

Very interesting article. I know so many people in my family had diabetes before me . I was told my grandmother died from it. I wonder if its brought on by genetics or lifestyle or both or something else. I never really ate unhealthy and I'm not over weight yet I have type 2. Hummm??

Swbtab03 2010-11-09 13:48:51 -0600 Report

I have friends that have type 1 and she has been the health consious nut like crazy, my self I blame me on my own lifestyle I like to eat and did not know it until I got diagnosed, that other family members have it. But then again the family members that I know have it, are not the healthy eaters or great lifestyles either. But then I have a friend that eats like crazy over 400 lbs not exaggerating- (he works for me),and does not have diabetes. Every other health issue but that go figure. Guess genetics has a big play in it also.
If this test really works, hopefully like gabby says it will be a wake up call to some people and change lifestyle now before its too late and effects them worse in the future.

GabbyPA 2010-11-07 08:55:26 -0600 Report

This is very interesting. The thing that I would do though is to use this test and then change my lifestyle, not add meds to my life first. I hope that this study does help, but I would love to see it increase our lifestyle changes as a priority. That can take care of so much more. Save the meds for a defense of last resort.

Swbtab03 2010-11-07 09:05:00 -0600 Report

if they can tell 10 years earlier, thenchange lifestyle now so as to avoid meds all together, and get ahead of any damage that it does to us.

GabbyPA 2010-11-07 09:15:43 -0600 Report

Yes, that is the best treatment. Unfortunately, many of us who even knew we might get it because of family history, still didn't do it...at least I didn't do as much as I could have. I wish we weren't hard wired to require a "wake up call" to get our butts in gear.

Swbtab03 2010-11-07 09:21:36 -0600 Report

Funny thing is that I just found out my cousin has it, and lost part of his foot due to it. I was like thanks for sharing this with the family maybe it does run in the family. I know of 3 people in my family line so far. I'm sure this is more but not close to my family as I would like to be.

GabbyPA 2010-11-07 09:29:48 -0600 Report

I am the last in my immediate family to have it and now I just learned that one of my Uncles has it, though he calls it a touch of sugar. I have it from both sides of the family, but it is all in just my parents and my generation. This so leads me to believe that there are external forces that are part of it as well.

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