The completion of the draft sequence of the human genome (1) promises advances in many areas of medicine, and endocrinology is no exception. Molecular diagnostic testing for RET proto-oncogene mutations has already revolutionized the management of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) and familial medullary thyroid cancer (FMTC). Other tests for genetic variation are beginning to impact the diagnosis of diabetes. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of endocrine disorders is integral to refining these and other diagnostic tests.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.