Department of Physiology

Wheeler & Cox Labs- In the News

Feb 22, 2019

Building a Better Diabetes Predictor

Every year in Canada as many as 20 per cent of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which in most cases is a temporary form of diabetes. Even though the condition usually goes away following delivery of their babies, women who’ve had this transient form of diabetes are about seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the future.

Currently, there aren’t many tools to help predict who will develop the chronic condition, but research by Professors Michael Wheeler and Brian Cox at the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Physiology could one day change that.

 

Brian Cox in the news

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