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Tethys Bioscience and ACAP Health Consulting Partner to Help Employers Prevent Diabetes
Date:12/7/2011

-aged people without the disease, primarily because of a wide range of diabetes-related complications that include a 2-4-fold increase in heart attack and stroke, progressive kidney disease, lower-limb amputations and blindness. As of 2007, diabetes-related health care expenditures exceeded $218 billion, with approximately one-third of that total attributable to indirect costs (lost productivity due to diminished on-job performance, absenteeism, disability and premature death).

About ACAP Health Consulting

 

Dallas-based ACAP Health offers measurable solutions that go beyond the traditional cost-reimbursement model to focus on disease prevention.  ACAP Health programs connect at-risk individuals with medical resources and services that support improved health and wellness, so that they can reverse risk and avoid disease in the first place. ACAP Health works with hundreds of corporate employers, physicians and hospitals across the country.

About the PreDx® Diabetes Risk Score

The PreDx® Diabetes Risk Score is a fasting glucose test that measures multiple biomarkers linked to the pathways for diabetes progression, generating a Diabetes Risk Score between 1 and 10 that corresponds to an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Validated by the Tethys Clinical Laboratory (TCL) in a number of large populations, the PreDx DRS has been shown to be more accurate than traditional risk assessment methods in predicting diabetes outcomes, and to be a reliable method for monitoring the impact of lifestyle interventions on a patient's risk status. The PreDx DRS is currently performed exclusively by the CLIA-certified Tethys Clinical Laboratory located in Emeryville, CA.

About Tethys Bioscience

Tethys Bioscience is a cardiometabolic diagnostics company that creates and commercializes biomarker-based blood tests that predict imminent disease risk and enable targeted
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