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Type-2 diabetes signs 'detectable years before diagnosis'

05/10/2018

The warning signs of type-2 diabetes may be detectable 20 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers say.

Elevated fasting blood sugar levels and insulin resistance were seen in people years before they developed pre-diabetes, often a pre-cursor to type-2, a study found.

The findings suggest interventions to stop the disease in its tracks should begin far earlier in life, authors say.

Another study found type-1 diabetes may be misdiagnosed after the age of 30.

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