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Biomarker profile varies with type 2 diabetes progression, development

May 4, 2015

Early preclinical and clinical phases of type 2 diabetes, disease complications and progression may be differentiated by markers of inflammation and immunity, according to recent study findings published in Diabetes Care.

“With the current study, we characterized the immune and inflammatory response of subjects with prediabetes and diabetes in a large population-representative sample,” the researchers wrote. “This representative setting offers the possibility to investigate the complete spectrum of the disease from normal metabolic homeostasis over the subclinical to the manifest disease and [help] to differentiate between biological effects versus a simple progression of the disease.”

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