Diabetic Complications

Organisational unit: Division

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Medical Genetics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology


  • Kidney, nephropathy


Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong, incapacitating disease affecting multiple organs. Worldwide prevalence figures estimate that there will be 380 million diabetic patients in 2025. Presently, diabetes can neither be prevented nor cured and the disease is associated with devastating chronic complications including coronary heart disease and stroke (macrovascular disease) as well as microvascular disorders leading to damage of the small blood vessels of the kidney (nephropathy), eye (retinopathy) and peripheral nerves (neuropathy). These complications impose an immense burden on the quality of life of the patients and account for more than 10% of health care costs in Europe. Therefore, novel means to prevent these devastating diabetic complications are needed.

Recent research outputs

Andreas Lindqvist, Ekelund, M., Eliana Garcia-Vaz, Ståhlman, M., Stefan Pierzynowski, Maria F. Gomez, Rehfeld, J. F., Leif Groop, Jan Hedenbro, Nils Wierup & Peter Spégel 2017 Mar 1 In : PLoS ONE. 12, 3, e0173137

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yang De Marinis, Cai, M., Bompada Pradeep, Grubich Atac, D., Kotova, O., Martin Johansson, Eliana Garcia Vaz, Maria Gomez, Laakso, M. & Leif Groop 2016 In : Kidney International. 89, 2, p. 342-353

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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