Diabetes and endocrinology
Why is diabetes increasing? How do under-and overproduction of hormones affect the brain? At the Institute of Medicine, award-winning research on diabetes and endocrinology, ranging from basic, clinical and epidemiological studies to world-class register research, is in progress.
Our diabetes and endocrinology research is aimed at understanding the causes and finding means of prevention and treatment. Our scientists conduct basic research, clinical investigations and population studies. Our understanding of diabetes is also growing thanks to our register research. Moreover, we cooperate closely with the pharmaceutical industry to produce new and improved drugs. The goal is to understand what causes diabetes, identify risk factors, find ways of preventing the disease, and develop new treatments and technical aids that make life easier for people living with diabetes today. Another aim is to be able to restore insulin production for people with type 1 diabetes.