Friday, December 28, 2012

New screening test for diabetes unveiled

Game-changing new screening test for Type I diabetes. Read all about it on Surgery Watch. 


RuggerMD said...

Can't wait for the media to pic up on this.
Wait, I think this is a test to see if that just might happen.

One of the reasons I left academics as a young rising star, mentored by a recent AAS/SUS pres was I was turned off by all the unimportant and idiotic "basic science" research that these "hot shot" surgeons were doing. Some of whom couldn't operate their way out of a wet paper bag.

Jim Salwitz said...

Suspect this would gain even more acceptance if the procedure could be modified so that it can be performed in out-patient "self surgery" suites. Just drive up, swipe your insurance card and do it yourself.


Moose said...

- Single study
- Limited (tiny) sampling

I'm going back to bed. Wake me when they've repeated this a few more times with more pancreases.


What IS the plural of pancreas?
((Shut up, You!))

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Good comments, people. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Our dermatologist guest lecturer told us they had proposed screening for acanthosis nigricans in schools for insulin resistance and it was denied due to a "stigma". You can't get a cheaper screening tool than your eyes. But that's our culture I guess. We'd rather a child get diabetes than have his feelings hurt. - @darianismith

Skeptical Scalpel said...

That is really interesting. Maybe the kids could have their pancreata weighed instead?

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