September 06, 2018 By Elizabeth McCammon
Study identifies more types of diabetes

A new system for grouping diabetes could help doctors identify the people most at risk for complications and better guide the choice of treatments.

For a study published in the March 2018 issue of The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Swedish researchers looked at health information from almost 9,000 people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They focused on six features that were measured at the time of peoples’ diabetes diagnosis: age, body mass index (BMI), blood sugar levels, how well their beta cells worked, insulin resistance, and the presence of antibodies (a type of protein) known as GAD.

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