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Early Blood Test Could ID Type 2

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By Deborah Mitchell for

Imagine if there were an early warning indicator for type 2 diabetes, which could then allow individuals to take preventive steps long before the disease had a chance to take hold. Such a warning approach may be on the horizon, thanks to researchers at Lund University.

Can a simple blood test warn of diabetes?

Early signs of type 2 diabetes are not really "early" in the sense that by the time they appear, the disease has already begun to damage the body, placing individuals at risk for future complications. Those early signs include excessive thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, severe fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, cuts that heal exceedingly slowly, tingling or numbness in the toes or fingers, and blurry vision.

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