New Diabetes Genes Discovered

By JDCA2025 Latest Reply 2011-10-04 21:14:58 -0500
Started 2011-09-30 20:35:39 -0500

Hey everybody,

Found an article you should all take a look at. Three new genes have been isolated that seem to correlate with creating type 1 diabetes in whoever has them. Very exciting news, and possibly a step forward in the fight for a cure.

6 replies

JDCA2025 2011-10-03 20:46:43 -0500 Report

It's interesting to note as well that many other genes ( about 24) have been found linked to type 1 even before this. Makes you wonder just how many genetic anomalies could land you this disease.

dietcherry 2011-10-03 22:39:46 -0500 Report

Really! Seems like there would be more of us around then although Im thankful there isnt! I read recently that we number 3 million in the US, is that right?

JDCA2025 2011-10-04 12:14:43 -0500 Report

Yeah, the number's about right. It may be that you have to have most of these genes in order to get type 1 ( at which point, having that many genetic anomalies because much more rare) but who knows? Hopefully science will figure it out soon enough.

dietcherry 2011-09-30 21:05:00 -0500 Report

Progress! Im running on empty in the hopes for a cure in my lifetime but maybe future generatons will benefit!

JDCA2025 2011-10-01 13:34:52 -0500 Report

Yeah, it's a pretty interesting thing for them to find, though we do find it a little disheartening how unfocused the study seemed to be ( seemed it was something they came across by happenstance, which is how many things are disovered, but it still seems a litte worrisome). Nonetheless, if it all pans out, certainly something to get excited about.