About Type 2 diabetes
The United States and countries throughout the world face a growing epidemic of diabetes. More than 60 million individuals are at risk for Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. alone, with more than 14.6 million diagnosed and 6.2 million remaining undiagnosed. The total annual economic cost of diabetes in the US in 2007 was estimated to be $174 billion, an increase of over 30% in the past five years.
Tethys believes that the best way to reduce the heavy economic and health burdens of diabetes is to arm people with the tools they need to understand their true risk of developing the disease. Preventing or delaying the progression to Type 2 diabetes has the potential to dramatically alter the economic and health impact of the disease.
Tethys is partnering with leading diabetes research centers and physicians to provide practical information that at-risk individuals can use to reduce their likelihood of progressing to Type 2 diabetes.
About Tethys Bioscience
Tethys Bioscience is a personalized predictive medicine company developing novel tests which address the growing global healthcare challenge of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Founded in 2005, the company incorporates an experienced management team, innovative research based on sound science, a CLIA-licensed clinical laboratory, a commercialization team with extensive experience in diagnostic innovation, strategic alliances with world-class researchers and partners, and a solid financial foundation to help transform the management of chronic diseases by providing personalized, preventive solutions that aid every constituency: patients, doctors, and the healthcare system as a whole.
The PreDx Diabetes Risk Test is performed exclusively by the Tethys
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