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Subclassification of diabetes based on quantitative traits

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A new subclassification of diabetes based on quantitative traits, including age, body mass index, insulin resistance and β-cell function suggests five clusters with distinct phenotypes and prognoses. This approach may offer a novel way to classify diabetes by providing more information on risks and potential therapeutic strategies.

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  1. Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Gentofte, Denmark

    • Peter Rossing
  2. Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Peter Rossing


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