A Look at Your Eyes May Help Determine if You Are at Risk For Diabetes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/29/08

A Look at Your Eyes May Help Determine if You Are at Risk For Diabetes

A quick snapshot of the eyes could serve as an early indicator for diabetes.

Two scientists from the University of Michigan have invented a new screening device that measures stress and tissue damage in the retina.  It is a simple five-minute test that can find high levels of cellular fluorescence, an indicator of diabetes, before the first symptoms up.

Researchers say this tool could be a quick way to screen patients for diabetes when they get their eyes checked.

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