WASHINGTON - Scientists at the German Institute of Human Nutrition have announced this important identification of the new gene that is associated with diabetes, and of a mechanism that makes obese mice less susceptible to diabetes.
In order to assess the genetic similarities and differences between the type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, researchers obtained 8,064 samples from people with type 1 diabetes, 2,560 samples from individuals with celiac disease and 9,339 control samples.
Team leader Dr. Mitchell Lazar and doctoral student Theresa Alenghat of University of Pennsylvania studied and discovered a key molecular partnership that could coordinates body rhythms and metabolism.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a recent study, have found many Americans are not aware of pre-diabetes condition. The study also found rates of pre-diabetes increased with age, ranging from 2.7 percent among those ages 18 to 44 to 6 percent among those over age 65. Rates also increased with weight — 2.3 percent among those with normal weight, 3.9 percent among those who were overweight, and 6.3 percent among those who were obese.
Dundee University researchers have found that in case of the genetic diabetes patients, sulphonylurea tablets, can remove the need for insulin injections. They have found it , while treating a 33 year old diabetes patient. She has developed diabetes around 12 weeks after her birth.