Recognition of New Types of Diabetes Could Change Treatment

How many types of diabetes are there? We’re familiar with type 1 and type 2, but is our current understanding too simplistic? In new research published in the medical journal The Lancet, researchers showed they could identify five separate forms of diabetes. The two that correspond to type 1 and type 2 represent about 6 percent and 39 percent of people with diabetes in the study. Astonishingly, more than half of the patients were found to have one of the three new forms the researchers have identified. Read more

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