Test can help diabetics monitor heart disease risk

09/22/2004 | MSNBC

Two new studies show people with diabetes can use a blood test to predict their risk for developing heart disease. Diabetes is known to double the risk of heart disease, but the exact relationship is unclear. The studies show that by taking the hemoglobin A1c test, people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can better monitor their heart disease risk.

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