Funding for innovation project about typ 2 diabetes


Peter Bergsten at UU has received funding from EIT Health to develop a diagnostic tool for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The project is performed in collaboration with Ali Moazzami at SLU.

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the major diseases with more than 400 000 affected people only in Sweden but a rapid diagnosis tool for early detection of the disease is still missing. In the recently funded project Peter Bergsten aims to identify risk markers that can be used to develop such a tool that can be used for adults and hopefully also children that are at risk of developing T2D.

The project has been granted SEK 3 million and is part of the international project DeTecT2D, financed EIT Health. Peter Bergsten and his group are together with Ali Moazzami analysing samples from children and adolescents for potential risk markers, which are then compared with findings from adults made in DeTecT2D.

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Peter Bergsten’s research
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