Scientists at the University of Lincoln are spearheading a number of major research projects studying the causes, development and complications of diabetes, and examining potential treatments for the condition, which currently affects more than four million people in the UK. In , Dr Michael Christie led a team which solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule which is attacked by the immune system in people with Type 1 diabetes. This ground-breaking research could now lead to better identification of individuals at risk of Type 1 diabetes and inform the development of new therapies to prevent the disease developing. Diabetes UK has also awarded a major research grant to Professor Paul Squires and Dr Claire Hills to fund a new study at Lincoln focused on preventing glucose-induced damage to kidney function in people with diabetes.
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Mrs Patel is an 89 year old widow. She has been living in a nursing home for the past 2 years because her family have been unable to cope with her nursing needs following a stroke in , which has affected her right side and her speech. Mrs Patel is unable to manage the normal activities of daily living. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 20 years ago. Mrs Patel had taken a great interest in her diabetes when she was able to but since having the stroke and the death of her spouse in , she has not been able to participate in her own personal and diabetes care. Over time Mrs Patel has become increasingly frustrated because she is unable to communicate how she is feeling, or what her needs are.
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This paper will look at the physiology of normal blood glucose. The pathophysiology of Diabetes mellitus type 2 with a description of some of the common presenting symptoms of polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia. Explore the importance of incorporating the 5 components of managing the disease and discuss why the Indigenous population are more than 3.
There is currently no cure for diabetes, which can affect major organs in the body, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. The UK has one of the highest rates of type 1 diabetes in the world with , people currently living with the condition. Our diabetes research team is involved in a range of studies into both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the study is to identify people newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and the brothers and sisters siblings of people with Type 1 diabetes, who might be interested in taking part in future diabetes research studies.