David P. Cistola, M.D., Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (image) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Share Print E-Mail Caption David P. Cistola, M.D., Ph.D., director of TTUHSC El Paso's Center of Emphasis in Diabetes and Metabolism, has discovered a biomarker that could help detect a condition that precedes Type 2 diabetes early enough to prevent the disease from taking hold. The biomarker, water T2, can be measured in just a few minutes using a small blood sample from a finger stick. Credit Tommie Morelos / TTUHSC El Paso Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.