Diabetes and obesity are growing public health concerns. In fact, obesity is now recognized as a chronic disease and is also closely associated with multiple conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease and some forms of cancer. Couple this with the rising number of children and adolescents now being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and the picture becomes even more clear as to our need to prioritize this health issue now.
That’s why we’re continuing to examine the role that metabolism and unique biology play in these diseases to develop personalized treatments for individuals with these conditions. From therapeutics and lifestyle modification to remote patient monitoring, our team of researchers at the Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism is continually working to improve strategies for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of these conditions.