Researchers are studying the genetic causes of and metabolic processes related to diabetes. Discoveries about monogenic forms of diabetes may contribute to the search for the causes of and treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. For information about clinical trials related to diabetes and genetics…
see www.ClinicalTrials.gov. There are no current clinical trials related to monogenic diabetes. There are however, registries to follow such patients and to aid in diagnosis: see www.kovlerdiabetescenter.org/registry.
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For more in-depth recent journal articles and other publications from Dr. Louis H. Philipson, see these PDF’s:
- Article in Cell: Trends in Endocrinology and Medicine. Neonatal diabetes mellitus: A model for personalized medicine
- Article published online at Springerlink.com: Clinical and molecular genetics of neonatal diabetes due to mutations in the insulin gene