Hepatitis C patients with certain gene type more prone to diabetes: Study

Patients with Hepatitis C who also carry a particular type of gene may be more prone to developing diabetes, a two-year study by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has found.The study on more than 100 Hepatitis C patients has found that in those carrying “non-CC genotype” of interleukin-28b gene, the possibility of developing diabetes is 31 per cent, compared to 13 per cent in those carrying “CC genotype” of the same gene.The study has been accepted for publication in