Hyperinsulinism Genes Exeter

University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK


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Resources for clinicians

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The Department of Molecular Genetics at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital provide routine genetic testing for patients diagnosed with congenital hyperinsulinism.

The congenital hyperinsulinism centre at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital NHS Trust has treated over 500 patients and is a national and international referral centre for patients with this condition.

The Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism Service (NORCHI) is a specialist centre in the north of the UK for the management of children with the rare and difficult condition of Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI).

The Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at CHOP offers evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for children with congenital hyperinsulinism (HI). It cares for an estimated 80% of children in the United States of America who require surgery for HI.

This website aims to provide information for patients and professionals on research and clinical care in genetic types of diabetes, including Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young and Neonatal Diabetes.

The Hyperinsulinism research team at the University of Manchester have produced a number of excellent videos which provide information on many different aspects of congenital hyperinsulinism ranging from the genetics through to the treatment of this condition.

This website provides details on the research being undertaken by the Genetics of Complex Traits team based at the University of Exeter Medical School. There are two broad aims to their research i) to identify the genetic variation involved in common human diseases and traits including type 2 diabetes, obesity, growth, (including fetal growth). Members of the team also have interests in female reproductive lifespan including age at Menopause; ii) to use human genetics to help understand the biology of disease.

Resources for patients and families

The Children’s Hyperinsulinism Fund is a charity of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children which aims to help children in the UK and around the world with congenital hyperinsulinism.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism International (CHI) is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children, adults, and families with congenital hyperinsulinism from all over the world. For further information either visit their website or follow the group on Twitter @congenitalhiFacebook or Instagram.

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‘Raissa shares her inner life with prose that is both poetic and unpretentious. Her memoir is a fantastic read and is a testament to the power of a mother’s love’
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