Study helps differentiate type 1, type 2 diabetes in Asian-Americans

12/7/2011 | Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.)

Asian-Americans with type 2 diabetes had consistently higher insulin resistance despite having a normal body mass index, a study in PLoS ONE showed. Researchers also found that those who had type 1 diabetes were not necessarily insulin resistant when blood glucose levels were managed correctly. The researchers developed a diagnostic tool to help differentiate the two types of diabetes, which could speed diagnosis and improve treatment.

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