Scientists discover an early sign of type 2 diabetes: Misfolded proinsulin

Misfolded proinsulin?a protein the body normally processes into insulin?is an early sign of type 2 diabetes, according to a study by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys and the University of Michigan Medical School. The discovery, published in eLife, could lead to tests or treatments that help prevent people from developing type 2 diabetes.?