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Gene Mutations to Blame for Rare Diabetes in Infants

February 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Scientists have discovered that a rare form of diabetes in infants may be caused by mutations in an insulin-linked gene. The study, published online by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that permanent neonatal diabetes, which affects infants and can lead to lifelong dependency on insulin, may be caused by mutations in an insulin-linked gene.

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Diabetes in the Young

May 23, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes used to be the illness of our parents and grandparents. Currently, however, the number of children, adolescents and young adults getting diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. As in older adults, there are several types of diabetes in young people. These consist of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus plus a third type defined by single gene mutations-monogenic diabetes.

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