Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is characterised by high blood glucose levels. This leads to serious health complications. Type 2 diabetes is strongly associated with obesity and ageing. In Australia 1.3 million people have type 2 diabetes, and its incidence in increasing.


Our researchers are revealing how type 2 diabetes develops, and advancing new strategies to treat this condition.

Our type 2 diabetes research

Our type 2 diabetes research includes laboratory and clinical studies aimed at:

  • Revealing how tissues become resistant to insulin and developing new strategies to reverse this.
  • Defining the role of inflammation in type 2 diabetes, and investigating ways to reduce inflammation.
  • Understanding how obesity contributes to type 2 diabetes.
  • Develop novel insulin analogues that will make life easier for patients with type 2 diabetes.
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