Diabetes risk test prevents disease

Type II diabetes, the kind associated with obesity, is an epidemic in the US. It can cause blindness, loss of limbs and heart problems. Tethys Bioscience has developed a diabetes risk test that allows doctors to identify people most at risk of getting the disease within five years - those with elevated blood sugar, a family history of diabetes and those with obesity - and treat them with drug therapy and lifestyle changes.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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