Scripps Expert Interviewed About New Type of Diabetes

'Type 4' diabetes is not associated with insulin deficiency or obesity

Type 2-diabetes, Scripps Health, San Diego

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, endocrinologist and vice president of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute at Scripps Health, was interviewed about a study recently published in Nature regarding a new type of diabetes discovered in mice.

Whether the finding will translate to humans remains to be seen, but Dr. Philis-Tsimikas shared with KPBS and The San Diego Union-Tribune that she finds the research exciting.

“One exciting outcome of studies like these are that with so many new therapies in diabetes that the discovery of new mechanisms may allow us to tailor a more unique therapeutic regimen for our individual patients,” Dr. Philis-Tsimikas said.

Read The San Diego Union-Tribune story New Type 4 Diabetes Not Linked to Obesity

Listen to the KPBS News story San Diego Scientists Study How Lean People Can Still Get Diabetes

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