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Genetic testing identifies patients with monogenic diabetes

March 3, 2015

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — More widespread genetic testing is needed to help identify the 1% to 5% of the population of patients with diabetes who have a monogenic etiology, according to a presenter here.

Most patients with monogenic diabetes (95%) are undiagnosed, which represents up to 400,000 Americans, said Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, of the University of Chicago and director of the Kovler Diabetes Center in Chicago.

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