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Diabetes mellitus

Jul 13th 2014 at 8:27 PM

Type 1 diabetes is most common in children and young adults, but can be diagnosed at any age. Only 5% of people with diabetes suffer from this form of the disease.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce the hormone insulin needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy,

which is necessary for everyday life. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to managetheir condition and live a long, healthy life.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, provided the first proof of molecular risk factors for diabetes mellitus type 2 .

The results of an innovative method to explore areas of DNA methylation suggest the possibility of "early warning"

about the risk of formation of the pathology, and thus help to develop a number of new approaches to prevention and treatment of diabetes type

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