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The pancreatic cells (orange; artificially coloured) of some people with type 2 diabetes secrete regulatory hormones (blue) that cannot properly control blood sugar levels. Credit: Lennart Nilsson, Boehringer Ingelheim Intl/SPL
People with type 2 diabetes share an inability to regulate their blood sugar levels, but show wide variations on other measures of health. Scientists report that some of those measures predict complications that are likely to affect a person with the disease — and drugs that are unlikely to benefit them1.

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Nature 605, 398 (2022)
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