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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.

β€œOne 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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