The article by the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in this current issue is entitled "The subtype determines the severity of the disease", because not all diabetes is the same. Experts have long suspected that the conventional distinction into only two common diabetes types does not adequately reflect the manifold causes and effects of a disturbed glucose metabolism. Recent studies by the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) show that there are at least five different subtypes of the metabolic disorder. Depending on which subtype a patient has, the risk of complications such as fatty liver and damage to the eyes, nerves or kidneys varies. These new findings enable a more precise diagnosis and thus open the door to targeted treatment of the metabolic disorder.
Read more about this in the current issue of the magazine SYNERGIE.
You can find the entire issue with additional contributions from the other German Centres for Health Research here.