Research in this area is wide ranging.
Diabetes, Cardiovascular risk and Ageing
Diabetes and associated metabolic conditions are among the most important medical challenges facing the world today. We have a particular strength in this area with researchers focusing on the causes of diabetes and improved treatments for patients. The mechanisms of disease and the links between diabetes, accelerated aging and increased cardiovascular risk are also explored.
Research is wide ranging: from genetic analysis of different forms of diabetes, the molecular biology or islet cells in the pancreas, and endothelial cells; to investigating the mechanisms of complications such as blood vessel damage causing diabetic eye and kidney problems; to developing practical, simple, and cost effective ways of identifying patients with undetected diabetes in primary care and clinical trials.