Silver Book Fact

To date, multiple genomewide comparisons of thousands of subjects with type 2 diabetes and controls without the disease have identified approximately twenty-five DNA variants that are significantly associated with type 2 diabetes. 

Spiegel A, Hawkins M. ‘Personalized Medicine’ To Identify Genetic Risks For Type 2 Diabetes And Focus Prevention: Can It Fulfill Its Promise?. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 43-49. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1054?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Reference

Title
‘Personalized Medicine’ To Identify Genetic Risks For Type 2 Diabetes And Focus Prevention: Can It Fulfill Its Promise?
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Spiegel A, Hawkins M
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
43-49
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Losing about 4 percent of your weight and keeping it off for the rest of your life could reduce your risk for a serious complication from diabetes or from dying…  
  • Due to innovation as well as other factors, the death rate in the U.S. from diabetes decreased by 3.9% in 2007 from 2006.  
  • Blood pressure control reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke among Americans with diabetes by 33-50%.  
  • Blood pressure control in diabetics reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 33% to 50%, and the risk of microvascular complications by approximately 33%.  
  • Economics of DR Treatment
    Laser treatment plus a VEGF inhibitor achieved an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $12,410 per quality adjusted life year in patients with DME.