Jazzmyne T. Dickens

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Individuals with heterozygous activating mutations of the KCNJ11 gene encoding a subunit of the ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP) can usually be treated with oral sulfonylurea (SU) pills in lieu of insulin injections. The aim of this study was to test our hypothesis that younger age at the time of initiation of SU therapy is correlated with lower(More)
CONTEXT Diabetes in neonates nearly always has a monogenic etiology. Earlier sulfonylurea therapy can improve glycemic control and potential neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with KCNJ11 or ABCC8 mutations, the most common gene causes. OBJECTIVE Assess the risks and benefits of initiating sulfonylurea therapy before genetic testing results become(More)
Chromosome6q24-related transient neonatal diabetes (6q24-TND) is a rare form of diabetes caused by an overexpression of PLAGL1 and HYMAI (1). After remitting in infancy, diabetes recurs in most patients later in life. While the best treatment remains unknown, many patients are managed with insulin (1). We sought to characterize b-cell function and glucose(More)
Single gene mutations that primarily affect pancreatic β-cell function account for approximately 1-2% of all cases of diabetes. Overlapping clinical features with common forms of diabetes makes diagnosis of monogenic diabetes challenging. A genetic diagnosis often leads to significant alterations in treatment, allows better prediction of disease prognosis(More)
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