The Hoorn Cohort and Diabetes Care System
Diabetes type 2 (T2D) is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Approximately one out of nine people in the world are currently suffering from diabetes and this number is growing. It is still unresolved why some people develop diabetes and others don’t, and which factors determine the disease’s progression. The Hoorn Studies and the Hoorn Diabetes Care System cohort were designed to investigate the development and progression of diabetes. The main aim of our research group is to identify novel risk factors for development of diabetes, its progression and complications in people with T2D. This will aid to develop new, more targeted and more effective therapies that will improve care and reduce the burden of T2D the (psychological, social, biological and genetic) factors that influence the development and progression of diabetes.
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