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Strategies implemented in high-income countries to improve blood glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes and so reduce complications, such as heart attacks, strokes, and early death, are working, but there is much need for further improvement.
A recent study has managed to identify a specific genetic mechanism connected to mutations in the WFS1 gene that affects insulin-secreting beta cells. It is believed that this discovery will be paramount in increasing the understanding of the rare genetic disorder Wolfram Syndrome (WS) and may also be an important development in the treatment of milder forms of diabetes and related disorders. The full study has been published online in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
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