Where to learn about the latest researches on Diabetes?

By Anusha

Diabetes - a Global Challenge


Diabetes is a problem affecting the young and the old alike. Is it not important then, to know the latest advancement in the field of research for a cure against the disease? University of Copenhagen is offering an online course called "Diabetes - a Global Challenge". This 7-week-long course will commence from 24th March, 2014.

About the Course:

Obesity is a common disorder, and in the United States and many other western countries, more than half of the population is overweight or obese. The prevalence is increasing dramatically, and the number of obese individuals worldwide is now predicted to reach as much as 1.1 billion by 2030. Along with the increasing number of obese people, the prevalence of type-2 diabetes is increasing tremendously due to the westernised lifestyle. However, the sensitivity of the individual to a westernised lifestyle and development of diabetes appears to be much dependent on his or her genetic risk factors.

As diabetes is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality, and thereby accounts for a large part of the public health care expenses, there is a great interest in diabetes research to improve knowledge, prevention and treatment of diabetes.

This diabetes course will give you the newest state of the art updates on diabetes research in the fields of clinical aspects of diabetes and regulation of insulin secretion, epidemiology of diabetes, heritability of diabetes, genetic aspects of diabetes, prevention of diabetes and insulin resistance, molecular insulin resistance, cellular aspects of diabetes, physiological regulation of blood glucose, type 1 diabetes and stem cell research in diabetes.

Jens Juul Holst and Signe Sorensen Torekov will be the course instructors.

The course will have a work load of 3-5 hours of work / week.

It will be taught in English and subtitles will be available in English.

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