A new study suggests there are, in fact, five types of diabetes

Diabetes might not be as simple as type 1 or type 2.

Patients actually fall into one of five groups, with different prognoses and complications, argue the authors of a Swedish study.

Three of the groups have severe disease while two have only mild diabetes, the authors write in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

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