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Type 2 Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus type 2 (adult-onset diabetes) is one of the most important components of metabolic syndrome.

Unhealthy lifestyle contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes that is characterized by an increased level of blood sugar and inability of tissues to consume this sugar. The reason is that organs are no longer sensitive to the hormone insulin (so-called insulin resistance). After eating, insulin normally suppresses sugar synthesis in liver and stimulates, on contrary, depositing of sugar in liver and muscles. Therefore, the treatment aimes to improve insulin sensitivity of tissues. There are 2 ways to achieve this – a change of lifestyle or administration of drugs. We participate in developing of new chemical compounds. 

 

Scientific laboratories:

LABORATORY OF ADIPOSE TISSUE BIOLOGY

LABORATORY OF MEMBRANE TRANSPORT