26 min

Episode 22 – Misdiagnosed: The importance of genetic testing Rare in Common: the podcast

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A diagnosis is supposed to bring patients answers, but what happens if that diagnosis is wrong? Meet Susie Perkowitz, a patient living with a rare form of diabetes who faces blindness due to 3 years of misdiagnoses and incorrect treatment. Listen as she and Toni Pollin, a geneticist focusing on monogenic diabetes research, explain the importance of a correct diagnosis and how advocacy, working together, and genetic testing are paramount to finding answers for patients.

A diagnosis is supposed to bring patients answers, but what happens if that diagnosis is wrong? Meet Susie Perkowitz, a patient living with a rare form of diabetes who faces blindness due to 3 years of misdiagnoses and incorrect treatment. Listen as she and Toni Pollin, a geneticist focusing on monogenic diabetes research, explain the importance of a correct diagnosis and how advocacy, working together, and genetic testing are paramount to finding answers for patients.

26 min

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