Diabetic Complications

Organisational unit: Research group

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

Teare, H. J. A., De Masi, F., Banasik, K., Barnett, A., Herrgard, S., Jablonka, B., Postma, J. W. M., McDonald, T. J., Forgie, I., Chmura, P. J., Rydzka, E. K., Gupta, R., Brunak, S., Pearson, E. & Kaye, J., 2018 Sep 4, In : Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 14, 1, 20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Di Camillo, B., Hakaste, L., Sambo, F., Gabriel, R., Kravic, J., Isomaa, B., Tuomilehto, J., Alonso, M., Longato, E., Facchinetti, A., Leif C. Groop, Cobelli, C. & Tuomi, T., 2018 Apr 1, In : European journal of endocrinology. 178, 4, p. 331-341 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fabiana Blanco, Heinonen, S. E., Gurzeler, E., Lisa M Berglund, Dutius Andersson, A-M., Kotova, O., Jönsson-Rylander, A-C., Ylä-Herttuala, S. & Maria F Gomez, 2018, In : Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. 15, 4, p. 302-313

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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