Our research is concentrated upon understanding why people with diabetes mellitus are predisposed to cardiovascular disease.
The last few decades have witnessed a dramatic, worldwide increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Complications associated with diabetes make it a leading cause of blindness, renal failure and lower limb amputations in adults as well as an important, independent risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, CVD accounts for over 65% of diabetic mortality. The treatment and prevention of diabetic complications such as CVD is currently limited by our lack of understanding of the mechanisms by which diabetes promotes atherosclerosis – the underlying cause of CVD.
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