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A better understanding of these factors and how they interact over time to cause beta cell failure and permanent diabetes will lead to novel prevention strategies and new treatments. Present treatments for type 2 diabetes remain unsatisfactory for a variety of reasons, and as the incidence of this disease continues to rise, concomitant with the prevalence of obesity, improved therapy is greatly needed.
David Altshuler, MD The Genetics of Diabetes
Melissa Thomas, MD Promoting beta cell growth and regneration in vivo and in cell culture
Joseph Avruch, MD How do "diabetes" genes act to cause insulin resistance and cell failures
Tod Gulick, MD How does expanded adipose tissue cause insulin resistance?
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