Five types of diabetes

An article by James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News, entitled, “Diabetes is actually five separate diseases”, refers to research by Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, which looked at 14,775 patients and showed that the patients could be separated into five distinct clusters. Dr Emily Burns from Diabetes UK says, “Better understanding of the diseases could help personalise treatments and potentially reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications in the future.”

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