Peter Rossing, Senior Principal Investigator and Head of Complications Research, Steno Diabetes Center
PROTON – Personalizing Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetes is often associated with impaired kidney function, a complication that can develop into kidney failure. No effective treatment has been discovered so far. The project proposes international collaboration on state-of-the-art screening of many biological markers in blood, urine and gut flora taken from patients with impaired kidney function. Comparing these with samples from healthy individuals in large international databases will enable the risk of disease to be predicted and assessed on an individual basis and thereby enable much more targeted and personalized treatment, probably with vastly improved effectiveness.