NIH Division Looking for People With Rare Diabetes Types

Diseases do not like to be pigeon-holed.

Diabetes is a perfect example. The vast majority of people with this life-threatening malady have either genetically initiated type 1, in which the pancreas stops producing insulin, or type 2, in which the insulin produced cannot adequately clear the blood of its high levels of glucose, or sugar. Type 2 is by far more prevalent, as it is often lifestyle – too much food, not enough exercise – that plays a large role in creating the hormone-related…

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