Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a polygenic metabolic disease characterized by elevated blood sugar levels due to pancreatic beta-cell functional impairment and insulin resistance in tissues such as skeletal muscle, adipose tissue and the liver (1). Millions of people around the globe are diagnosed with diabetes, and its incidence is estimated to double by 2030. It has become one of the most challenging public health issues of 21st century and the fifth leading cause of death worldwide (2). The [more…]
About Mary Vagula
Mary Vagula is an associate professor of biology at Gannon University, Erie, PA. She teaches physiology, human biology and cell biochemistry to undergraduate students and her research interests include xenobiotic toxicity, environmental pollution and diabetes.