Simple Test To Detect Diabetes Complications

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By Molly Clifton

A study looking at patients with type 2 diabetes shows a simple urine test can help identify those at risk for cognitive decline.

The test picks up increased levels of a protein in the urine.

Many people with type 2 diabetes excrete the protein after developing a kidney complication.

Researchers found patients who had the protein over four or five years had significant mental decline compared to those without it.
 



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