Fourteen years to detect rare type of diabetes in Portugal – Ciência & Saúde

The study group of the Portuguese Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism reveals that Monogenic Diabetes is underdiagnosed in Portugal, which leads some patients to undergo treatment with insulin, without needing it.

The Diabetes Mellitus study group of SPEDM (Portuguese Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism) concluded that monogenic diabetes, which is a hereditary and rare disease, is underdiagnosed in Portugal and can take an average of up to 14 years to be detected. The data were presented this Friday at the Horizons of Diabetes meeting in Aveiro.

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