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Precision medicine to prevent diabetes? Researchers develop personalized way to steer prevention efforts

How can we keep more people from joining the ranks of the 29 million Americans already diagnosed with diabetes? What if we could tell with precision who has the highest risk of developing the disease, and figure out which preventive steps are most likely to help each of them individually? Researchers have just released a “precision medicine” approach to diabetes prevention that could do just that – using existing information, and without needing new genetic tests.

New Study: Older Adults Often Excluded from Clinical Trials

Older individuals, a rapidly growing population in the U.S., account for a disproportionate share of health care utilization and cost; yet more than half of clinical trials exclude individuals based on their age or age-related conditions, according to a new study by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars® at the University of Michigan.