Six new genes relating to type 2 diabetes have been discovered by scientists. Each gene increases the risk of diabetes by around 10%. The discovery followed a study carried out by  Nature Genetics involving 90 researchers and gathering genetic data from over 90,000 people. Diabetes affects over two million people in the UK and according to Simon Howell (Chairman of Diabetes UK),  “This research offers new opportunities for more effective ways of treating and preventing this condition.”