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Diabetes

More than 20 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and $132 billion is spent annually on the condition in the United States. Diagnostic tests used to screen for, treat and monitor the disease help reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. Some tests, such as a blood glucose test, can be employed for more than one use. It can be used to screen for and to diagnose diabetes, as well as monitor a diabetic patient’s condition and evaluate the results of treatment. Additionally, tests that provide rapid or real-time results, like HbA1c tests for monitoring diabetes, reduce the likelihood of unnecessary adverse events and allow for personalized treatments.