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New CGM Categories and Technologies Part 2

 In this week’s Homerun Slides, the breakdown of the different CGM categories. To download the complete set in PowerPoint format, just use this link: New CGM Categories and Technologies Part 2. Catch up on past Homerun Slides for New CGM Categories and Technologies: New CGM Categories and Technologies Part 1.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #159: Immunopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes in Western Society Part 2

Genetic predisposition is an important component of the multifactorial pathogenesis of T1DM. Although often diagnosed in individuals with no known family history of T1DM, the disease is about 15 times more common in siblings of a patient than in the general population. Siblings have an average risk of 6%, although individual risk varies significantly in relation to the extent of sharing predisposing genes with the proband, which allele variants are shared, and other factors. The risk to the offspring of affected mothers and fathers is about 2–3% and 6–7%, respectively. Among twins, the observed disease concordance rates are approximately 8–10% in dizygotic twins and, with extended follow-up, more than 60% in monozygotic twins.

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