G Protein Mediated Mechanisms of Beta Cell Death Dysfunction and Decompensation in Diabetes
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2018 -
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Diabetes is a costly and complex chronic illness and a serious public health problem. Currently, the prevalence of diabetes in the VA patient population is approximately 25%, with many more Veterans at risk for diabetes due to obesity, aging, and poor lifestyle, as well as exposure to known diabetogenic chemicals in the line of duty. The number of Veterans with diabetes is certain to increase over the next decades, as the children of today have an estimated overall lifetime risk of developing di...