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Diabetes is five different diseases, says new research Diabetes is five different diseases, says new research
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Experts say the discovery marks a new step forward in diabetes treatment but that changing practices won't be immediate Experts say the discovery marks a new step forward in diabetes treatment but that changing practices won't be immediate
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<strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43246261">Diabetes is actually made up of five separate diseases</a>, according to a <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(18)30051-2/fulltext?elsca1=tlpr">study</a> published by scientists who say their discovery will help bring about a new age of targeted and personalized treatment for a condition that affects one in 11 adults worldwide.</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43246261">Diabetes is actually made up of five separate diseases</a>, according to a <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(18)30051-2/fulltext?elsca1=tlpr">study</a> published by scientists who say their discovery will help bring about a new age of targeted and personalized treatment for a condition that affects one in 11 adults worldwide.</strong>
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Finnish and Swedish researchers categorized patients into five separate "clusters" that show important differences in patient traits and risk of diabetic difficulties. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus">Diabetes</a> – a group of metabolic imbalances which can be characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time – is usually split into Types 1 and 2. Finnish and Swedish researchers categorized patients into five separate "clusters" that show important differences in patient traits and risk of diabetic difficulties. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus">Diabetes</a> – a group of metabolic imbalances which can be characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time – is usually split into Types 1 and 2.
"This new substratification might eventually help to tailor and target early treatment to patients who would benefit most, thereby representing a first step towards precision medicine in diabetes," said the report. "This new substratification might eventually help to tailor and target early treatment to patients who would benefit most, thereby representing a first step towards precision medicine in diabetes," said the report.
Dr. Victoria Salem, a consultant and clinical scientist at Imperial College London, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43246261">told the BBC</a> that the study was a step forward for diabetes treatment but that it wouldn't lead to a change in practice just yet. Dr. Victoria Salem, a consultant and clinical scientist at Imperial College London, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43246261">told the BBC</a> that the study was a step forward for diabetes treatment but that it wouldn't lead to a change in practice just yet.
The risk of diabetes varies significantly in people around the world, while this study only looked at Scandinavians. It was conducted by Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden and Finland's Institute for Molecular Medicine, and looked at 14,775 patients. The study was published in <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(18)30051-2/fulltext?elsca1=tlpr"><em>The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology</em></a>. The risk of diabetes varies significantly in people around the world, while this study only looked at Scandinavians. It was conducted by Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden and Finland's Institute for Molecular Medicine, and looked at 14,775 patients. The study was published in <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(18)30051-2/fulltext?elsca1=tlpr"><em>The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology</em></a>.
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