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Mechanisms Behind Neonatal Diabetes Uncovered

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have described mechanisms linking chronic cellular stress to the poor development of the insulin-producing cells. Insulin is secreted from the beta cells which are located in the pancreas, and it is crucial for the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels.

Diabetes Tied to Use of Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors

Reports of diabetes associated with immune-checkpoint inhibitors have increased markedly in the past few years, researchers report. "These findings, particularly the high frequency of presentation in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and the wide range of timing of onset, emphasize the importance of having a high index of suspicion for diabetes in these patients," said Dr. Jordan J. Wright from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennessee.