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Image Experimental Diabetology

Department of Experimental Diabetology (DIAB)

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Summary

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is strongly associated with obesity, and pathological lipid disposition in tissues other than adipose tissue. The disease is characterized by abnormalities in both insulin action and insulin secretion, finally resulting in elevated blood glucose levels. T2D is caused by a complex interplay between genetic predisposition and lifestyle.

The aim of the department is to elucidate the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of insulin resistance and T2D and to study the effect of nutrition on the development of this metabolic disease, taking genetic factors into consideration.

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