Obesity is a common disorder, and in the United States and many other western countries more than half of the populations are overweight or obese. The prevalence is increasing dramatically, and the number of obese individuals worldwide is now projected to reach as much as 1.1 billion by 2030. Along with the increasing numbers of obese people, the prevalence of type-2 diabetes is increasing tremendously worldwide due to the westernized lifestyle. However, the sensitivity of the individual to a westernized lifestyle and development of diabetes appears to be much dependent on his or her genetic risk factors.

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As diabetes is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality, and thereby accounts for a large part of the public health care expenses, there is a great interest in diabetes research to improve knowledge, prevention and treatment of diabetes.

This diabetes course will give you the newest state of the art updates on diabetes research in the fields of clinical aspects of diabetes and regulation of insulin secretion, epidemiology of diabetes, heritability of diabetes, genetic aspects of diabetes, prevention of diabetes and insulin resistance, molecular insulin resistance, cellular aspects of diabetes, physiological regulation of blood glucose, type 1 diabetes and stem cell research in diabetes.

Each section will be covered by world leading professors in the specific areas:

  • Prof Thorkild Sørensen (Epidemiology of Diabetes and obesity)
  • Prof Jens Juul Holst (Physiological regulation of blood glucose / The Incretins)
  • Prof Allan Vaag (Pathophysiology of Diabetes and Genetic versus pre- and post natal aetiological factors in T2D) 
  • Prof Thomas Mandrup (Inflammatory beta-cell destruction in diabetes)
  • Prof Torben Hansen (Genetic aspects of Diabetes)
  • Prof Bente Stallknecht (Physical activity and its influence on insulin resistance and diabetes)
  • Prof Ole Madsen (Stem cell based therapy of Diabetes)
  • Prof Birgitte Holst (Development of Anti-diabetic Agents)
  • Prof Steen Madsbad (Treatment of Hyperglycaemia in Patients with type 2 Diabetes)
  • Prof Signe Sørensen Torekov (Translational Aspects)

Level: Beginner · Schedule: Fixed

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