Genetic Factors Play Vital Role in Late Onset Type 1 Diabetes

While a predominant part of the diabetic population is affected with Type 2 diabetes. this is majorly observed in adults and can be prevented through lifestyle changes. Type 1 diabetes accounts only for a minor portion of the diabetic population. However, it is also the most threatening as it cannot be cured nor can it be prevented. Early diagnosis is vital in limiting the progression of the disease. In the first study of its kind, researchers have identified the genetic factors involved which may predispose an individual to late onset type 1 diabetes.

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