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

Elisabeth Bakker, Peter G.M. Mol, João Nabais, Thorsten Vetter, Matthias Kretzler, John J. Nolan, Gert Mayer, Anna K. Sundgren, Hiddo J.L. Heerspink, Anja Schiel, Sieta T. de Vries, Maria F. Gomez, Friedrich Schulze, Dick de Zeeuw, Michelle J. Pena & BEAt-DKD Consortium BEAt-DKD Consortium, 2021 May 4, In: Frontiers in Pharmacology. 12, 662642.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maria Månsson Martinez, Falastin Salami, Helena Elding Larsson, Jorma Toppari, Åke Lernmark, Jukka Kero, Riitta Veijola, Jaakko J Koskenniemi, Päivi Tossavainen, Markus Lundgren, Henrik Borg, Anastasia Katsarou, Marlena Maziarz, Carina Törn & The TEDDY Family (TEFA) Study Group The TEDDY Family (TEFA) Study Group, 2021 Apr, In: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. 4, 2, e00198.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amra Jujić, Peter M Nilsson, Naeimeh Atabaki-Pasdar, Anna Dieden, Tiinamaija Tuomi, Paul W Franks, Jens Juul Holst, Signe Sørensen Torekov, Susana Ravassa, Javier Díez, Margaretha Persson, Emma Ahlqvist, Olle Melander, Maria F Gomez, Leif Groop & Martin Magnusson, 2021 Jan, In: Diabetes Care. 44, 1, p. 224-230 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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