Personalized medicine in Type 2 Diabetes

Biomedicine (Taipei). 2014;4(2):8. doi: 10.7603/s40681-014-0008-z. Epub 2014 Aug 6.


Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a global public health concern, its prevalence in Asia, especially Taiwan, rising every year. The risk of developing T2D and diabetes complications is not only controlled by environmental but also by genetic factors. Genetic association studies have shown polymorphisms at specific loci may help identify individuals at greatest risk and response to oral antidiabetic drugs. This review probes effect of genetic profiling on T2D and its complications, using our study population as examples. Also, pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics of oral anitdiabetic drug will be explored.

Keywords: Diabetes; Genetic; Pharmacogenetics.